Miss Costa, the female great white shark of 1,688 pounds was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico

Great white shark weighing 1,668 pounds named & # 39; Miss Costa & # 39; makes a rare trip to the Florida Panhandle, researchers say

  • Miss Costa was seen on a rare trip to the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday
  • The female large white weighs approximately 1,668 pounds and is approximately 15 meters long
  • Researchers have only followed two other large females in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Researchers believe Miss Costa's new tracks can help them understand the migration patterns of adult female white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

A great white shark of 1,688 pounds made a rare trip in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle coast.

Miss Costa, the female great white, is closely monitored by researchers from OCEARCH, an international research organization for white sharks.

According to experts, Miss Costa's visit is significant because OCEARCH has only followed two other large females in the Gulf of Mexico.

Miss Costa, a white shark of 1,688 pounds, has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle coast. Researchers from OCEARCH, an international organization for white shark research, see Miss Costa as a favorite in 2016

Miss Costa, a white shark of 1,688 pounds, has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle coast. Researchers from OCEARCH, an international organization for white shark research, see Miss Costa as a favorite in 2016

Researchers said that Miss Costa was about 60 miles south of Panama City by Sunday (see above)

Researchers said that Miss Costa was about 60 miles south of Panama City by Sunday (see above)

Researchers said that Miss Costa was about 60 miles south of Panama City by Sunday (see above)

& # 39; She pinged for the first time this year in the Gulf of Mexico in mid-March and has been working steadily in the north ever since, & # 39 ;, says an OCEARCH press release.

The huge shark began its journey along the coast at Port St Lucie in early March and headed south along the Florida peninsula.

She then spent a few days in the Florida Keys before heading north into the Gulf of Mexico on March 19.

On April 1 she was west of Sarasota and on April 3 she was south of Apalachicola.

Researchers said that Miss Costa was about 60 miles south of Panama City by Sunday.

Miss Costa was 12 feet 5 centimeters long when she was tagged off the Nantucket coast in Massachusetts in 2016 and today could be around 14 to 15 feet long.

Miss Costa was 12 feet 5 inches long when she was tagged off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016 and could be between 14 and 15 feet today

Miss Costa was 12 feet 5 inches long when she was tagged off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016 and could be between 14 and 15 feet today

Miss Costa was 12 feet 5 inches long when she was tagged off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016 and could be between 14 and 15 feet today

The massive shark began its journey along the coast at Port St Lucie in early March (see above) and headed south along the Florida peninsula. She then spent a few days in the Florida Keys before heading north into the Gulf of Mexico on March 19

The massive shark began its journey along the coast at Port St Lucie in early March (see above) and headed south along the Florida peninsula. She then spent a few days in the Florida Keys before heading north into the Gulf of Mexico on March 19

The massive shark began its journey along the coast at Port St Lucie in early March (see above) and headed south along the Florida peninsula. She then spent a few days in the Florida Keys before heading north into the Gulf of Mexico on March 19

On April 1, she was west of Sarasota (above), according to maps from OCEARCH

On April 1, she was west of Sarasota (above), according to maps from OCEARCH

On April 1, she was west of Sarasota (above), according to maps from OCEARCH

And on April 3 she was south of Apalachicola (photo)

And on April 3 she was south of Apalachicola (photo)

And on April 3 she was south of Apalachicola (photo)

& # 39; White sharks have been known to visit the Gulf of Mexico for a long time, but the majority of their activities there remain a mystery because the data on their movements in the region is missing compared to other areas in the northwestern part of Atlantic Ocean, & # 39; according to the statement. is reading.

Researchers believe that Miss Costa's new tracks can help them understand the migration patterns of adult female white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic.

Miss Costa made a similar trip to the Gulf in January 2018, which almost exactly matches the timing of the White Shark Hilton's visit to the same area.

& # 39; Hilton, an adult male, laid down the closest traces of the Panhandle that OCEARCH once collected & # 39 ;, researchers said.

He also visited DeSoto Canyon, a productive fishing area south of Pensacola that Miss Costa could visit this year.

Miss Costa is named after OCEARCH & # 39; s friends and partner Costa Sunglasses.

& # 39; Costa has done so much to make our work on the water possible and we have been waiting to name a female white shark in honor of our collaboration with them, & # 39; said the research team.

Researchers believe that Miss Costa & # 39; s (pictured) new tracks can help them understand the migration patterns of adult female white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Researchers believe that Miss Costa & # 39; s (pictured) new tracks can help them understand the migration patterns of adult female white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Researchers believe that Miss Costa & # 39; s (pictured) new tracks can help them understand the migration patterns of adult female white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

In 2016 researchers will be seen who have noticed Miss Costa

In 2016 researchers will be seen who have noticed Miss Costa

In 2016 researchers will be seen who have noticed Miss Costa

This card shows white shark tracks since 2012. The card is made by OCEARCH

This card shows white shark tracks since 2012. The card is made by OCEARCH

This card shows white shark tracks since 2012. The card is made by OCEARCH

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