Huge gathering of great white sharks off the coast of North and South Carolina baffles experts
- A shark follower has seen a group of great whites near the Carolina’s
- It is a mysterious observation because the next shark only appears in Florida
- Some suggest that it is a combination of good food and moderate water
A shark follower has captured a mysterious scene off the coast of the Carolinas – a group of large white sharks that are located in one area.
The sharks range from eight feet to nearly 13 feet long and some weigh more than 1,000 pounds and come together at this location since last month.
The map also shows a large gap where the sharks are now pinging, because the next group is along the tip of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico – leaving experts astonished why there is a large group in the northeast.
Several people commented on the observation and suggested that a combination of good food and moderate water could be the reason for the cluster.
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A shark follower has captured a mysterious scene off the Carolina’s coast – a group of great white sharks huddled together in one area. The map also shows a large gap where the sharks are now pinging, because the next group is along the tip of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico
“What do you think this big gap could cause where white sharks are pinging,” OCEARCH, a research organization and creator of the shark follower, posted on Facebook.
“There are pings in the Gulf of Mexico and then a large group in North Carolina / South Carolina, but none in the middle.”
OCEARCH has tagged dozens of sharks as part of a study launched in 2012 with the aim of uncovering ‘the mysteries of the white sharks’ life history in the Northwest Atlantic. “
‘Caper’ has been in the area since January 25 and is a young woman who weighs 348 pounds.
“Vimy” (photo) is a 12-foot-9-inch tall man who weighs 1,164 pounds. He traveled from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and was tagged on October 4, 2019
‘Caper’ (photo) has been in the area since January 25 and is a young woman who weighs 348 pounds
“Vimy” has also joined her, a 12-foot-9-inch tall man who weighs 1,164 pounds.
He traveled from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and was tagged on October 4, 2019.
And “Teazer” was also found in the cluster, which is a 651-pound male that is 10 feet, nine inches tall.
“The body of colder water trapped between the Gulf Stream and the coast is an important feature of this region,” said OCEARCH collaborating scientist Bryan Franks, assistant professor of marine sciences at the University of Jacksonville, in a statement.
“This function results in a range of water temperatures at a relatively short horizontal distance from the coast to the Gulf Stream.”
“In addition, there is a potential for abundant prey in the migrating populations along the coastlines and in the dynamic mixing zone on the edge of the stream.”
‘Teazer’ (photo) was also found in the cluster, a 651-pound male who is 10 feet tall
“This is the beauty of OCEARCH’s North Atlantic White Shark Study,” Dr. Bob Hueter, OCEARCH Chief Science Advisor.
“The sharks lead us from one step to the next so that we can steer our ship to where we are needed to fill the gaps in our knowledge of this incredible predator.
Each expedition builds on the previous one to reveal the life of the white shark from birth to death in the North Atlantic.
This is the best kind of science and it is exciting to share these discoveries with our colleagues and the public. “
BIG WHITE SHARK FACTS
Great white sharks have such a strong sense of smell that they can detect a colony of seals two miles away
Large whites give birth to ten ‘puppies’, but mothers will eat them if they don’t swim away fast enough
They swim at a speed of up to 37 km / h and burst out of the water from under their prey
They attack 5-10 people every year, but usually just take a ‘test bite’ out of curiosity before they swim away
Large whites can live up to 70 years
They are colored white at the bottom, making them more difficult to see from below and the sunlight shining downwards
They have different rows of teeth that can run into thousands
While their teeth fall out, they are replaced by razor-sharp teeth in the row behind