An 8-foot 6-inch 460 pound female white shark named "Savannah" was pinged in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday near Tampa.
"Savannah" was first tagged during a Lowcountry Expedition on March 5, 2017, in Hilton Head, South Carolina by OCEARCH.ORG to gather scientific data and track her journey.
8ft 460lbs female white shark @SharkSavannah pings off Tampa, FL! https://t.co/YsSJaHdO9s pic.twitter.com/AjaQYeWZCT— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) January 31, 2018
8ft 460lbs female white shark @SharkSavannah pings off Tampa, FL! https://t.co/YsSJaHdO9s pic.twitter.com/AjaQYeWZCT
This white shark was named to celebrate the people of Savannah, Georgia. The OCEARCH team was humbled by their hospitality and passion for the ocean.
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"Savannah" has traveled 4115.809 miles since she was tagged, up and down the East Coast.
Track "Savannah" in the waters off Tampa by clicking here.
On New Years Day, a 12-foot 5-inch 1,668-pound female white shark named "Miss Costa" was pinged in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa.
Track "Miss Costa" by clicking here.
Mary Stringini is a Digital Reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.