Great White Shark Tracked Off Of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Great White Shark Brunswick swims off Florida. Credit: OCEARCH

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – An 8-foot, 9-inch sub-adult male Great White shark that weighs 431 pounds, was tracked swimming off of Fort Lauderdale, Florida around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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

Brunswick previously pinged off the coast of Cocoa Beach last week before swimming south toward Palm Beach and now Fort Lauderdale.

Great White Shark Brunswick swims near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Great White Shark Brunswick swims near Fort Lauderdale, 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 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.