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There Are A Ton Of Huge Sharks Off Of Canada's East Coast Right Now

A huge storm may be approaching the east coast right now, but there's something else intriguing in the water. Currently, there are a bunch of huge sharks in eastern Canada. Some of these impressive animals are over 10 feet long.

According to the latest tracking done by Ocearch, a non-profit oceanic research organization, there are at least 10 tagged sharks in the waters around Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island as of September 22.

The largest among them is a great white named Unama'ki. This impressively large shark is over 15 feet long and weighs 2,076 lbs. Her last location ping was in the waters off of St. John's.

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"Unama'ki is what the indigenous Mi'kmaq people of Nova Scotia call Cape Breton and it means "land of the fog," Ocearch's description of the shark reads, "As a big mature female, Unama'ki has the potential to lead us to the site where she gives birth and exposes a new white shark nursery."

Closer to the shore of Newfoundland, Ocearch has tracked another female named Caroline. She's slightly smaller at 12 feet, nine inches and 1,348 lbs. 

The highest amount of shark activity is currently occurring just off the coast of Nova Scotia. 

Hanging out by Lunenberg is Hal (named after the city of Halifax), another great white measuring 12 feet, six inches and 1,420 lbs.

Further out are Ironbound and Jane, two more tagged white sharks, and closer to the shore of Port Dufferin is Bluenose, an 11-footer named after the famous schooner that adorns the Canadian dime.

Brunswick, another great white that has been tracked by Ocearch, has been hanging out in the waters off of Prince Edward Island since July.

He is joined by a 12-footer named Vimy, who was the final shark tagged during Ocearch's 2019 expedition to Nova Scotia.

While sharks might not be considered one of Canada's most iconic animals, there are plenty of them in the nation's waters depending on the time of year. Sometimes, boaters even get lucky and spot one.

Left cover photo used for illustrative purposes only. 

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