This apex predator gets around. He was first discovered and tagged back in 2019 in Nova Scotia. This massive, over 12 foot long great white shark, was recently discovered swimming near the South Carolina coast.
The good news is, he seems to be minding his own business and doing his own shark thing. And that is just fine! Sharks are important to the eco balance of the oceans. No need to get nervous. Ocearch says “Ironbound” was found in deep waters near Charleston stretching south to Hilton Head.
Researchers have had their eye on this shark for awhile. He was first tagged in Nova Scotia in October 2019. He was last located in New Jersey in April 2022. According to researchers this 20 year old shark has traveled 15,186 miles. He literally does not stop moving. He was spotted in South Carolina twice on Thursday May 25.
Ironbound is a big boy. Researchers estimate he now weighs around a thousand pounds and is 12′ 4 inches. According to the Gaston Gazette, “A ping occurs when the spot tag on the shark’s dorsal fin is above water long enough (about 90 seconds) for it to be picked up by satellite.”
To learn more get details from the Gaston Gazette right here.