15-Foot, 2,000-Pound Great White Shark Unama’ki Pings Off Brevard County Coast
By Space Coast Daily // April 1, 2020
pinged about 40 miles off Space Coast
ABOVE VIDEO: Unama’ki is 15-foot and 5 inches long. SeaWorld named her Unama’ki, which is what the indigenous Mi’kmaq people call Cape Breton. Her name means land of the fog.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Brevard County may encounter a new visitor in the coming days as a 15-foot, 2,000 pound great white shark Unama’ki pinged about 40 miles off the Space Coast on Wednesday morning.
Her last ping came in at 7:44 a.m. ET on Wednesday. (As seen in the graph below)
The adult female great white shark was most recently near West Palm Beach on Sunday when her tracking tag registered about 15 miles from the coast.
Since being tagged in September 2019 by OCEARCH, she has swam over 4,562 miles.
At 15-foot and five inches, this 2,076-pound great white shark is a upcoming superstar of the species Carcharodon carcharias. She was tagged by OCEARCH off Scaterie Island, Nova Scotia, in 2019 to learn more about the migratory habits of sharks using satellite technology.
She was named Unama’ki by SeaWorld, which is what the indigenous Mi’kmaq people call Cape Breton.
Her name means land of the fog.
The great white shark is the world’s largest known predatory fish. They typically have over 300 teeth, yet does not chew its food.
Unama’ki isn’t the only great white shark lurking off the Space Coast as 10-foot great white shark ‘Teazer’ clocked in on March 27 just 20 miles from Cape Canaveral.
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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