When the weather starts warming up, the sharks come out to play. Just like some humans, they love their warm water and weather, and the east coast is catering to that right now. Multiple Great White Sharks swarming North Carolina's coast have been recorded recently. You may want to keep an eye out, beachgoers.
The organization, Ocearch, has a platform that allows the public to view where some sharks are spending their time around the world on a live interactive map. They can also see details about their size and migration paths as a part of on-going research and sea life conservation efforts.
Six great whites have been recently pinging from around Bald Head Island to Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina. The largest of these is Miss Costa, coming in at a whopping 1,668 pounds and measuring over 12 feet in length. She's hanging out near the Nag's Head area.
Helena and Vimy are both near the Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Helena is a female coming in at 12 feet and 5 inches long and weighs 1,314.3 pounds. Vimy is a 12 foot, 9-inch male who weighs 1,164 pounds.
You'll also find ACK near the Outer Banks. Cabot, the smallest of the sharks at a little over 9 feet long and 533 pounds, is miles off of Southern Shores. Great white Caroline is teetering between the North and South Carolina coast near Bald Head Island.
Around a month ago, Ocearch posted on Instagram that they haven't seen Miss Costa since July of 2019. She pinged about 200 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina in April and has since gotten closer to the coast.
Just 11 weeks ago on March 12, Cabot's signal was detected just off the coast of Florida. Since being tagged in Nova Scotia in 2018, he's traveled 7,284 miles over 103 days.
Ocearch also tracks other marine life such as dolphins and turtles, which you can follow along on their website. Their Instagram also shares updates about the sharks they're tracking to offer insight on how they care for and study them.