2 Great White Sharks Tracked Off Florida

2 Great White Sharks Tracked Off Florida

DAYTONA BEACH and JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Two Great White sharks were tracked swimming off of Florida’s east this morning.

The latest Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to show up off Florida’s Atlantic coast is Nova, an 11-foot, 6-inch adult male weighing 1186 pounds, that was tracked off of Daytona Beach, Florida just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Ironbound, a 12-foot, 4-inch adult male Great White shark that weighs 1,000 pounds, was also tracked just after 10 a.m. this morning off of Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Ironbound and Nova’s latest locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.