Hey Hilton, make up your mind. This Ocearch-tagged great white shark can’t seem to make up his mind whether he wants to go north or south. Tuesday morning he surfaced about 50 miles off the Virginia-North Carolina border, then four hours later had swam south, sending a satellite ping about 30 miles east of Nags Head. Tagged by Ocearch.org on March 3 off of Hilton Head, S.C., this white shark is nearly 13 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 pounds. He’s supposed to be heading north to cooler waters and apparently has made up his mind to do so. Because at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday he had swam about 150 miles and was around the inside edge of the Norfolk Canyon, about 70 miles to the east-northeast of Cape Henry. Hilton surfaced again, about 33 minutes later, in the same location. He must be enjoying some of the tuna and dolphin in the area, because he pings again from about the same location at 7:04 this morning. This shark is digging the scene near the surface, so stay tuned for more updates on his journey through Virginia waters. Click here for more.
This story is near and dear to yours truly… As I was reading this, I was wearing a t-shirt I picked up on Hilton Head Island, SC.