A giant white shark weighing over 1,400 pounds was tracked off the coast of North Carolina last weekend.
Named Breton by the nonprofit ocean research group OCEARCH, the shark is 13 feet 3 inches long. His weight he is 1,437 pounds.
The Breton pinned off Hatteras, North Carolina, OCEARCH said Monday. Recently, several juvenile sharks were found in the same area.
“Many of our animals use the highly productive continental shelf waters around the Outer Banks of North Carolina as spring staging areas before migrating north as summer residences,” OCEARCH wrote on Facebook. I’m here.
Breton was first tagged off Nova Scotia in 2020, according to OCEARCH tracking data. He was named after the Cape Breton he was tagged with.
This shark has been traveling up and down the East Coast since it was first tagged. In the Atlantic region of the United States, great white sharks range from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean Sea, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
great white shark Considered an apex predator, according to management. They can weigh up to 4,500 pounds and grow up to 21 feet.
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