- Mar 2015
- Mad Prophet
9 great white sharks 'ping' along Carolina coast
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:46 AM
NORTH CAROLINA — It’s not officially Shark Week, but for trackers along the East Coast, several great white sharks are putting on a show.
Over the last two weeks, scientists with OCEARCH said nine great white sharks have pinged off the Carolina Coast.
Tracking shows sharks appearing off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and as far down as off the coast of Charleston.
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Officials said at least three of the great white sharks are 12 feet long.
SHARKS OFF CAROLINA COAST:
- Caper: 8-feet
- Shaw: 10-feet
- Nova: 11-feet
- Cabot: 9-feet
- Jefferson: 12-feet
- Scotia: 11-feet
- Vimy: 12-feet
- Teazer: 11-feet
- Ironbound: 12-feet
Tracking data shows winter hot spots for sharks are waters off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and the east coast of Florida.
These sharks are often found near North Carolina's shipwrecks.
Great white sharks, including one that’s almost 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 pounds, are clustered off the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina, according to an
"Great whites have pings 1,148 times off the Outer Banks and southeast beaches."