Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Great White Shark 'Katharine' Swims Near Brevard County Coast


COCOA BEACH, Florida - A great white shark weighing over 2,000 pounds is starting to close in on Florida's Space Coast as of May 2, 2017.


Katharine had remained just off of Vero Beach in April, but now she is making her way northward to Florida's Space Coast.

Katherine seems to like feeding off of Brevard County beaches in May. She made her closest approach to Brevard County in May 2014 when she was tracked just 1 mile away from the mouth of Sebastian Inlet.

The great white shark population has been growing along the U.S. East Coast, according to a recent study by 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.

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

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