Great White Shark Katharine Now Moving North

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SHARK WAS FIRST TAGGED NEAR CAPE COD

ABOVE VIDEO: Katharine, a 14-foot great white shark, is tagged by OCEARCH, a non-profit organization devoted to researching apex predators in the ocean. Katharine, who was tagged off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was named by Cat Products fans in honor of Katharine Lee Bates, a Cape Cod native and songwriter – best known for her poem and song “America The Beautiful”, which has been called “an expression of patriotism at its finest.”

KATHARINE STATS

Species: White Shark; Gender: Female; Stage of Life: Immature; Length: 14 ft. 2 in.; Weight: 2,300 lb.; Tag Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013; Tag Location: Cape Cod; Share link: www.ocearch.org/profile/katharine24 hours travel: 21.967 miles; 72 hours travel: 21.967 miles; Total travel: 2309.136 miles

UPDATE: Saturday, January 18, 2013, 10:15 a.m.

Katharine, the2,300 pound white shark has lingered off the Brevard County shore line for the past week as far south as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is now moving back in a northerly direction and is currently due east of the Brevard-Volusia county lines. (OCEARCH image)

Katharine, the 2,300 pound white shark that has lingered off the Brevard County shore line for the past week as far south as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is now moving back in a northerly direction and is currently due east of the Brevard-Volusia county line. (OCEARCH image)

REVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Katharine, the 2,300 pound white shark that has lingered off the Brevard County shore line for the past week as far south as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is now moving back in a northerly direction and is currently due east of the Brevard-Volusia county line.

Katharine is being tracked by OCEARCH, a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators. In a collaborative environment established by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, OCEARCH enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks to protect their future while enhancing public safety and education.

OCEARCH is a leader in open source research, sharing data in near-real time for free through the Global Shark Tracker, enabling students and the public to learn alongside PhDs. The Landry’s-developed STEM Education Curriculum, based on the Global Shark Tracker and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is being launched for grades 6-8 in the fall of 2013 nationwide.

To track Katharine, visit Ocearch.org/#SharkTracker

UPDATE: Monday, January 13, 2013, 1:15 p.m.

REVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Katharine, the 14-foot+ female great white shark must be enjoying the warm waters off the Space Coast as she continues to ping in off the Atlantic coast between Titusville and Cape Canaveral. 

To track Katharine, visit Ocearch.org/#SharkTracker

UPDATE: Sunday, January 12, 2013, 10:02 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – OCEARCH has warned Cape Canaveral that Katharine, a 14-foot+ female great white shark is moving south, “toward your area.”

Katherine-296Katharine traveled from Cape Cod, where she was most recently tagged, to Playalinda Beach, east of Titusville.

ORIGINAL POST: January 11, 2013,  a.m.

VOLUSIA COUNTY DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — A great 2,300 pound white shark was tagged within a few miles of Playlalinda Beach, just east of Titusville. 

According to OCEARCH, a non-profit organization with a global reach for great white shark research, the  great white, named Katharine, is 14 feet long. Katharine traveled from Cape Cod, where she was most recently tagged, to Playalinda Beach, east of Titusville.

About OCEARCH :

OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators. In a collaborative environment established by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, OCEARCH enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks to protect their future while enhancing public safety and education.

OCEARCH is a leader in open source research, sharing data in near-real time for free through the Global Shark Tracker, enabling students and the public to learn alongside PhDs. The Landry’s-developed STEM Education Curriculum, based on the Global Shark Tracker and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is being launched for grades 6-8 in the fall of 2013 nationwide.

To track Katharine, visit Ocearch.org/#SharkTracker

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Researcher with Ocearch tag a great white shark. Photo courtesy of Ocearch.


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