A Great White Shark Has Been Spotted In The Everglades. His Name Is George.

Feb 8, 2018
Originally published on February 7, 2018 1:41 pm

George, a great white shark that was nearly 10 feet long and weighed more than 700 pounds when he was tagged a year ago off Nantucket, has paid a visit to Everglades National Park.

At about 5 p.m. Sunday, a satellite tracker picked up the shark when he surfaced off Highland Beach, a remote campsite in the park’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness Trail on the southwest coast. It’s the second time the shark has been located close to shore. While tracking can be imprecise, a third inshore ping could provide insight into whether George is becoming a regular Florida tourist.

“We’ll see where the next one shows up, but that’s pretty cool,” said Bob Hueter, a senior scientist at Mote Marine Lab and chief science advisor at Ocearch, the nonprofit that has been tracking George.

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