CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – A 12-foot, 4-inch adult male Great White shark that weighs 1,000 pounds, was tracked swimming off of Kennedy Space Center, Florida around 9 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Named ‘Ironbound’ by OCEARCH researchers, this Great White shark was tagged on October 3, 2019, off the coast of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.
Ironbound previously pinged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida on December 4, 2019.
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 Florida Great White sharks’ latest locations, visit the Ocearch tracking map.