Ever since the colder weather began to grip the northern hemisphere, we've seen an uptick in the number of sharks migrating south. As we progress further into winter, those same sharks usually jet towards warm Florida waters. However, there's one straggler that's been confusing researchers. This great white shark on the North Carolina coast has been pacing up and down the shorelines for months, and researchers now have an idea of why.\nShaw is a 10-foot-3-inch great white shark that's currently being tracked by OCEARCH. His movements for nearly three months have been centralized to one location, up and down the coast of North Carolina and Virginia.\nThe 564-pound shark from Nova Scotia last pinged today (Jan. 9), with his location between Cedar Island and Cape Lookout. Experts believe that the shark is scared to cross what's known as the faunal break.\nWhite shark Shaw seems apprehensive about crossing the faunal break at Cape Hatteras. The break is sort of a barrier,...Posted by OCEARCH on Monday, January 6, 2020\nOCEARCH described the break as "sort of a barrier, caused mainly by water temperature differences ... sharks usually cross it easily and spend the cooler months south of the break, but Shaw has been flirting with the line for over a month now," according to their official Facebook page.\nYoung sharks in the juvenile age range prefer to stay close to their nursery, or birthing site, and Shaw is just a little older than a juvenile, being classified as a "sub-adult."\nView this post on Instagram White shark Ironbound is off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina this morning. Only two other sharks are pinging farther south than him right now, but several others are not far behind him. 📷@robertsnowphoto A post shared by OCEARCH (@ocearch) on Oct 21, 2019 at 11:41am PDT\nIt's believed that the transition into warmer waters is actually scaring the shark into staying in more familiar territory.\nHere's to hoping that he works up the courage soon instead of becoming entrapped in frigid waters.\nView this post on Instagram We just sampled tagged and released our first shark of Expedition Nova Scotia! Sydney is a 12’ 2” male who weighs about 1,200 pounds. He gets his name from the town of Sydney, who was so incredibly welcoming to us at the beginning of the trip. He is the second male we’ve had on the line this expedition, but the first one got away. What a great start! 📷@robertsnowphoto A post shared by OCEARCH (@ocearch) on Sep 15, 2019 at 1:34pm PDT\nThis is one of the many great white shark sightings off the coast of North Carolina, including nine sightings in the same month.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.