JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Four Great White sharks weighing up to 1,200 pounds were recently tracked swimming off of Florida’s east coast.
The biggest Great White shark to show up off Florida’s Atlantic coast is Nova, an 11-foot, 6-inch adult male weighing 1,186 pounds, that was tracked off of Daytona Beach, Florida on December 4, 2019.
Another adult white shark, named Sydney, that weighs over 1,100 pounds and measures 12 feet 2 inches long was tracked off of Jacksonville Beach, Florida just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Ironbound, a 12-foot, 4-inch adult male Great White shark that weighs 1,000 pounds, was also tracked off of Jacksonville Beach, Florida on December 4, 2019.
The most recent Great White shark to track off of the east coast of Florida is Cabot, a sub-adult male that only measures 9 feet 8 inches long and weighs just 533 pounds. Cabot was tracked swimming south of Sydney and Ironbound just before 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 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 the Florida Great White sharks’ latest locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.