Great White Shark Spotted Off Daytona Beach Coast

By  //  December 31, 2013

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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.

Image Courtesy of Ocearch
Image Courtesy of Ocearch

VOLUSIA COUNTY DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — A great white shark has been sighted five miles off the coast of Daytona Beach. 

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.


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

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