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Several great whites ping off Florida coast

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Several great white sharks have been hanging out in the waters surrounding Florida over the last month.

According to OCEARCH’s global tracker, at least five great whites were spotted near Florida by satellite when trackers attached to their dorsal fins pinged. 

One of the sharks, Katharine, has become somewhat of a celebrity in the state among lovers of sea life. Weighing 2000 pounds, the 14-feet-long fish is probably the largest of the sharks that are swimming near Florida right now. She was last pinged on Feb. 25 off the coast of West Palm Beach. 

The second largest is Nova, an adult male who was spotted off the coast of Key West on March 8. Nova is 11 feet 6 inches long and weighs 1186 lbs. He was seen swimming with Miss Costa, who is also being tracked. The sub-adult female is 12 feet 5 inches long. 

Another great white, Hal, pinged on March 19 off the coast of Daytona Beach. The adult male stretches 12 feet 6 inches long and weighs a whopping 1420 pounds

Cabot, another adult male was located swimming in the Gulf of Mexico near Nova and Miss Costa on Feb. 27. The shark is small compared to his toothy compatriots, weighing only 533 pounds at 9 feet 8 inches long.

For more information on the sharks, visit OCEARCH’s global tracker, ocearch.org/tracker. 

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