Newly tagged great white shark recorded off Virginia coast
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Va. (AP) -- Scientists are tracking a great white shark named Yeti that has been recorded swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off Assateague Island in Virginia.
OCEARCH, an organization that shares real-time data through its global shark tracker, says a tracking device attached to the female juvenile shark pinged off the lower Eastern Shore on Thursday.
News outlets report Yeti was tagged Oct. 7 off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The shark weighs 960 pounds and is 11 feet long.
Other sharks that OCEARCH is tracking including Mary Lee, who pinged off Savannah, Georgia, on Monday and Hudson, a juvenile male that was near Virginia's Chincoteague Island on Nov. 11.