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2,000-pound great white shark tracked to Gulf of Mexico

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, October 29 2019 Oct 29, 2019 October 29, 2019 4:28 PM October 29, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

Scientists say a 15-foot-5-inch great white shark weighing more than 2,000 pounds has entered the Gulf of Mexico after a journey down the coast from Canada.

The Naples Daily News reports that OCEARCH tracked the female shark, named Unama'ki, swimming just south of Key West on Saturday. Her tracker was pinging west of the Dry Tortugas islands on Monday.

OCEARCH catches and collects samples from marine life before releasing the animals back into the ocean. The group says a big mature female like Unama'ki could lead them to where she gives birth.

OCEARCH tagged 11 white sharks during its 2019 expedition off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Unama'ki was tagged in the area in September — more than 2,000 miles away from Florida waters.

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