The ocean is full of aw-worthy creatures large and small--but for one reason or another, nothing compares to the mighty great white shark. With jaws full of razor sharp teeth and a body growing up to 16ft in length, these ginormous fish are truly a force to be reckoned with. Thankfully, they are often hidden deep within the ocean only to appear once in a great while. That said, currently, scientists are tracking one that appears to be heading south towards Florida.
The shark named Andromache is a sub-adult female weighing over 300lbs and spanning in length over 10ft. Although it's unknown where her final destination will be, her location tracker recently pinged off the South Carolina coast as she continues on her journey, that started over a month ago, south. That said, it wouldn't be unusual if she ended up in Florida since great white migratory patterns suggest the fish often move south during colder seasons.
Because these fish are so elusive and impossibly difficult to keep in an aquarium, scientists have been utilizing trackers to help with their ongoing research of great whites. In doing so, Andromache is only one of the many great whites tagged by OCEARCH, a data-centric organization, over the past decade--and only one of many to ping in/near Florida over the years.
Adromache was originally tagged in August 2020 off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and her recent month's tracking shows that she has journeyed from the New England States all the way down to South Carolina, pinging was recently as October 14, 2022.