SHARK WATCH: 12-Foot Great White Shark ‘Caroline’ Pings Off Cape Canaveral Coast
By Space Coast Daily // March 28, 2019
pinged around 15 miles off Cape Canaveral Coast
ABOVE VIDEO: The 12-foot Great White Shark ‘Caroline’ has pinged off the Cape Canaveral coast on Wednesday, according to Ocearch.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The 12-foot Great White Shark ‘Caroline’ has pinged off the Cape Canaveral coast on Wednesday, according to Ocearch.
The 1,348 pound female Great White Shark was most recently pinged around 15 miles from Cape Canaveral at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday (Mar. 25).
The ping by ‘Caroline’ is her first ping recorded by Ocearch since she was first tagged on February 26 near Hilton Head, South Carolina.
‘Caroline’ is classified as a sub-adult by Ocearch.
The Carcharodon carcharias species was made famous by the bestselling novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and the subsequent blockbuster film by Steven Spielberg depicted the great white shark as a ferocious man-eater.
Humans are not the preferred prey of the great white shark, but, nevertheless, the great white is responsible for the largest number of reported and identified fatal unprovoked shark attacks on humans.
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.
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