Great White Shark Tracked Off Of Palm Beach, Florida

Great White Shark Brunswick swims off Florida. Credit: OCEARCH

PALM BEACH, Florida – An 8-foot, 9-inch sub-adult male Great White shark that weighs 431b pounds, was tracked swimming off of Palm Beach, Florida around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 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, Florida last week before swimming south toward Palm Beach.

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population has been growing along the U.S. East Coast, according to a study by NOAA Fisheries.

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

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.