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1,688 lbs. shark spotted in Gulf of Mexico

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

PANAMA CITY — A large great white shark with a tag by a research organization “pinged” south of Panama City.

The 1,688-pound shark named Miss Costa was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, according to researchers with OCEARCH.

Miss Costa making a stop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2018.

A “ping” occurs when a tagged shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water, transmitting a signal to a satellite, according to OCEARCH.

The researchers said it is rare to see a large female shark that far north into the Gulf.
Miss Costa’s movement can be followed on Twitter by clicking here.

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