Great White Shark Tracked Off Of Cocoa Beach, Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – An 8-foot, 9-inch sub-adult male Great White shark that weighs 431b pounds, was tracked swimming off of Cocoa Beach, Florida around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Named ‘Brunswick’ by OCEARCH researchers, this Great White shark was tagged on February 26, 2019, off the coast of Hilton Head, South Carolina.

After swimming by Cocoa Beach, Brunswick later pinged slight further off the Brevard County coast near Satellite Beach, Florida.

Great White Shark Brunswick swims near Cocoa Beach, Florida. Credit: OCEARCH

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.

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