‘Katharine’ The Great White Shark Lurking Off Florida’s Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // April 21, 2017
Nearly 15-Foot Great White Shark
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s favorite shark is lurking near the coast after OCEARCH received a ping that ‘Katharine’ was located around 50 miles off Florida’s Space Coast.
Her last ping came in at 7:21 p.m. ET on Wednesday. (As seen in the graph above)
Since being tagged in 2013, she has swam over 30,000 miles.
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.”
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OCEARCH is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking (telemetry) and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white and tiger sharks, in conjunction with conservation outreach and education at a measurable global scale.
In a collaborative environment established by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, OCEARCH shares real-time data through OCEARCH’s Global Shark Tracker, inspires current and future generations of explorers, scientists, and stewards of the ocean, and enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data. OCEARCH has completed 26 worldwide expeditions.
In 2015, OCEARCH open sourced the data on the Global Shark Tracker to 2.3 million users, achieved an annual global reach of more than 12.2 billion media impressions, a Facebook reach of 150 million impressions, and a Twitter reach of 36 million impressions.
ABOVE VIDEO: Tagging of the Great Shark ‘Katharine’ by Ocearch in 2013. (OCEARCH .Video)