Great White Shark Tracked Off Of Cocoa Beach, Florida

Great White Shark Tracked Off Of Cocoa Beach, Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – A 12-foot, 4-inch adult male Great White shark that weighs 1,000 pounds, was tracked swimming off of Cocoa Beach, Florida at 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Named ‘Ironbound’ by OCEARCH researchers, this Great White shark was tagged on October 3, 2019, off the coast of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.

Ironbound previously pinged off the coast of Kennedy Space Center on December 16 and Jacksonville, Florida on December 4 before making his way near Cocoa Beach.

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 Great White shark’s latest Florida locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.