700 Pound Great White Shark Tracked Off Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – A great white shark weighing 700 pounds that was tagged with a radio transponder had its latest ping location off of Jacksonville, Florida on March 15, 2023.

The 10-foot, 2-inch female great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), named Hali, that was tagged off of Nova Scotia in 2021, has been making her way around Florida’s coast.

Great White Shark Hali. Credit: Ocearch

The great white shark 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.

Female great white sharks are believed to be mature when they are about 13-14 feet and can reach sizes up to about 21 feet in length.

To follow Hali’s latest location, visit the Ocearch tracking map.

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