A few days ago we learned that Miss Costa, Nova, Cabot, Hal, and Katherine the great white sharks were making themselves at home in Florida's surrounding oceans. Those 5 are still sticking around and enjoying our surf - Osearch shows another 2 sharks have made their way to our beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Both sharks have come to the east coast, and aren't far away from their other fin-sisters and brothers. They have both been pinged off the coast of Cape Canaveral which is about 100 miles just south of Daytona Beach. They must be on spring break too!
This was an exciting moment for Osearch, as they have been waiting for quite a while to get a read on these 2 lovely ladies. Check out more about the 2 new girls in town below.
Sweet Caroline, buh buh buh; You know the song right? This southern belle is a sub-adult female that's a whopping 12ft 9in. With a weight slightly heavier than her fishy counterpart, she comes in at 1348.1 lbs. She's actually pretty close to the land too. Caroline is about 100 miles out from the coast of Cape Canaveral right now according to her ping from March 25th 2019 at around 11:45 am.
Maybe she's out to lunch with the girls? Caroline dons her name after the place she was first tagged, Hilton Head South Carolina.
They've had lots of issues pinging Helena, getting many failed ones. Thankfully one finally came through! Helena is a sub-adult female that stretches 12 ft and 5 inches. She may not be looking at her scale, but we certainly are! She weighed in at 1314.3 lbs. Although she weighed less than Caroline, she is no baby shark, that's for sure. She was last pinged on March 24th, 2019 at 11:24 am. Helena is much further out in the salty sea but is still within Florida's coastal waters.
Helena was first tagged near St. Helena Island, South Carolina - which also inspired her name.
So exciting to finally get location pings from @Helena_Shark. We’ve had lots of z-pings from her but now she’s finally letting us know she is about 100 miles off the coast of Florida. @SeaWorld named her after St. Helena Island in South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/K5fXJqHLcK— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) March 27, 2019
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