A giant great white shark is enjoying South Carolina waters this week.
Dubbed Ironbound, the 12-foot-4-inch, 1,189-pound male was caught swimming up the South Carolina coastline on Thursday, according to OCEARCH. To view an Ironbound or other shark tracked by OCEARCH, here.
The researchers first tagged the shark near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 2019.
Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg. He is his 53rd great white shark tagged by OCEARCH in the Atlantic Northwest.
According to the report, through tagging great white sharks, OCEARCH shows that the predators make “predictable annual migrations between the northern and southern parts of their range extending from Newfoundland to the eastern Gulf of Mexico.” It is said that OCEARCH Report. “Sharks spend the summer and fall primarily in coastal waters off the Atlantic coast of New England and Canada, feeding on high-calorie prey such as seals, before migrating south into warm winter waters off the southeastern United States, from South Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico. .