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Great White Sharks Have Been Swimming Around Canada Recently & Some Weigh Over 1,000 lbs

One of the great white sharks is over 13 feet long and weighs more than 1,700 pounds! 👀🦈

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Great white shark Keji on an OCEARCH boat. Right: Over 1,000-pound great white shark Maple in the ocean.

Great white shark Keji on an OCEARCH boat. Right: Over 1,000-pound great white shark Maple in the ocean.

There are so many great white sharks that have been swimming around Canada recently and some of them are absolutely massive, weighing over 1,000 pounds!

Great white sharks move along the east coast of North America throughout the year and that means that, at some point, there are quite a few sharks in Atlantic Canada.

Shark research organization OCEARCH has an online great white shark tracker that you can use to see where the aquatic animals swim in Canadian waters.

Let's dive into what great white sharks have been hanging around in Nova Scotia recently!

Mahone, an adult male who is 13 feet, 7 inches and weighs 1,701 pounds, has been going through waters near Sable Island this summer.

Coming in at 12 feet and 1,644 pounds, the adult male great white Scot has been swimming near the southern coast of Nova Scotia in July and August.

Maple, a sub-adult female who is 11 feet, 7 inches and 1,264 pounds, has been swimming through the Cabot Strait between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The shark has also been in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during July and August.

Ironbound, an adult male who's 12 feet, 4 inches and 1,189 pounds, has been in the ocean along the southern coast of Nova Scotia near Cape Breton Island.

He was the leader of the pack back in May when he was the first great white shark to migrate to Canada from southern waters.

Measuring 9 feet, 9 inches long and weighing 715 pounds, juvenile male Tancook has gotten pretty close to long recently and has been moving around islands in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Keji, another juvenile male who's 9 feet, 7 inches and 578 pounds, has been swimming along the southern coast of Nova Scotia.

Crystal, a juvenile female measuring 10 feet and weighing 460 pounds, has been in the Bay of Fundy near Saint John, New Brunswick.

This great white shark was tagged near North Carolina while most of the others who are in Canadian waters now were tagged off the coast of Nova Scotia!

Coming in at 7 feet and 188 pounds, juvenile female Martha has been swimming in the Cabot Strait just east of Cape Breton Island.

Like Crystal, she was tagged in American waters as well, just off of Massachusetts.

Juvenile female Hali, who is 10 feet and 697 pounds, has been swimming back and forth along the southern coast of Nova Scotia in July and August.

According to OCEARCH, great white sharks typically spend the summer and fall in Atlantic Canada before heading down the east coast in the winter to find warmer waters.

That's because the waters in Canada are a "feeding aggregation" for these aquatic animals!

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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