Saturday, May 10, 2014

Great White Shark 'Katharine' Off Brevard County


UPDATE: Great White Shark Off Miami





CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- A great white shark weighing over 2,000 pounds that was tagged with a radio transponder to be tracked by satellite has had its latest ping locations off the coast of the Canaveral National Seashore north of Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 10, 2014.


The 14-foot great white shark, named Katharine, that was tagged off Cape Cod last August, has steadily been making her way southward along the Florida coast.  


Katharine has remained just off the east Central Florida coast since May 8, 2014, making her way from Flagler County south to Volusia County, and now Brevard County.  







According to NOAA fisheries, 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.



Great white sharks can be found off the Atlantic coast of the United States from as far north as Newfoundland, Canada, to  as far south as the east coast of Florida - but rarely go into the Gulf of Mexico.


To follow the Katharine's latest location, visit the Ocearch tracking map.




Map Credit: Ocearch/Google