A 12-foot, 2-inch Great White shark weighing over 1,000 pounds was tracked off of Central Florida’s east coast just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
The male great white shark last pinged off of Daytona Beach, Florida.
This adult white shark named ‘Sydney’ was tagged with a satellite transponder by OCEARCH shark researchers off the coast of Nova Scotia on September 15, 2019.
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population has been growing along the U.S. East Coast, according to a study by NOAA Fisheries.
The study also found that great white sharks occur primarily between Massachusetts and New Jersey during the summer, off Florida during winter, and with a broad distribution along the U.S. East Coast during spring and fall.
To stay up-to-date on Sydney’s latest locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.