The pandemic isn't the only reason to stay off the beach this spring: hordes of sharks are now descending on the East Coast. Over a dozen Great White Sharks are lurking near popular shores stretching from Virginia all the way down to the Florida Keys. These migratory animals appear to be ignoring beach closures as they crowd Southern coastlines.
There are currently 13 Great Whites swimming near the East Coast. Ocearch, an ocean education and conservation group, tagged them for its research.
You can spot the sharks with Ocearch's tracker and check out their astounding length and weight stats. Several of them are massive.
The largest one is nearly 15 and a half feet and weighs over a ton. Unama'ki, tipping the scales at 2,076 pounds, is an adult female located off the coast of Orlando near Cocoa Beach.
Six of them are now crowding around North Carolina's coast. At 12 feet and seven inches long and 1,336 pounds, adult male Jefferson is the largest and heaviest of this group.
Further south, there are five white sharks in Florida waters off of Jacksonville Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Vero Beach. One is near Dry Tortugas National Park in the Keys.