1,000 Pound Great White Shark Spotted Near Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida – A 12-foot, 4-inch adult male Great White shark that weighs 1,000 pounds, was caught on video swimming in Biscayne National Park near Miami, Florida on Monday, December 23, 2019.

Named ‘Ironbound’ by OCEARCH researchers, this Great White shark was tagged on October 3, 2019, off the coast of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.

“Welcome to Biscayne National Park, Ironbound!” the National Park Service commented on a video posted on Instagram of the apex predator.


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Welcome to Biscayne National Park, Ironbound! @ocearch

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Ironbound previously pinged off the coast of Jacksonville on December 4, Kennedy Space Center on December 16, and Jupiter on December 20, before making his way near Miami, Florida.

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population has been growing along the U.S. East Coast, according to a study by NOAA Fisheries.

The study also found that great white sharks occur primarily between Massachusetts and New Jersey during the summer, off Florida during winter, and with a broad distribution along the U.S. East Coast during spring and fall.

To stay up-to-date on the Great White shark’s latest Florida locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.