When you go to the beaches of North Carolina, there is always a chance that you might see some sharks swimming around your local pier. Thanks to ocean researchers, we can actually see where these sharks came from and even what their names are. Within the past few days, there have been multiple massive sharks on North Carolina's coast.
The nine huge sharks that we can track have been tagged by Ocearch. This organization was created to help scientists collect data in the ocean. It also educates the public on ocean life and what we can do to help it.
The nine sharks that are lurking in the North Carolina waters each have names that make them fun to track. Orlando, Fritz, Crystal and Weimar are all Tiger Sharks and Caper, Shaw, Cabot, Jefferson and Scotia are all White Sharks.
Jefferson, who is making his way to the Frisco and Buxton area, is the largest out of the group. He comes in at an impressive 12 feet and 7 inches.
Behind him comes Crystal, who has made her way to the coast of Portsmouth Island, is 11 feet and 4 inches, weighing 608 lbs.
The others range from seven feet to 10 feet and up to 753 lbs. They are just minding their own business and checking things out around the coast, so don't be alarmed.
If you find yourself wanting to go to the beach this week, all you have to do is look at the tracker to give your self a sense of ease.
Another thing you can do on this website is that you track their every movement. You can see where each one came from and how long it took them to get to the location you're looking at. You can even see the speed they are traveling, which is a little scary we must say.
You might be a shark fan and you will be happy to hear that the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is getting a ginormous shark exhibit soon and you can see the sharks up close and personal. Most Great Whites are making their way to Florida right now for the winter, so NC, you dodged a bullet.