Catherine Lane

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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.

South Carolina Named One of World's Most Dangerous Places for Shark Attacks

If you’re like me, then when you go to the beach there is only one thing you think about, SHARKS! If it is one thing we have learned over the years, shark attacks can happen at just about any moment. From movies like Jaws to memorable shark attacks over the years, it’s the one thing we fear at the beach. While there are tons of precautions people try to take out nowadays, there are still some areas that are just known for high amounts of shark attacks.

How Stuff Works went through to determine which places are some of the most dangerous for shark attacks. From other countries like Brazil to U.S. spots like South Carolina, attacks happen worldwide. Although shark attacks are rare, it is good to know a bit about the beaches you may visit this summer or in the future. Here are How Stuff Works top 10 most dangerous places for shark attacks. Beware!

  • 10. Papua New Guinea

    Welcome to the world’s largest tropical island. In the Pacific Ocean, this area has had a record of 48 shark attacks since 1848, according to How Stuff Works.

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  • 9. South Carolina

    South Carolina has had a record of 107 shark attacks since 1837, says How Stuff Works. With a long stretch of coastline, 37 of those attacks occurred in the Charleston County coastline.

  • 8. Brazil

    Brazil is home to most shark attacks throughout South America. According to How Stuff Works, they have had 107 attacks since 1931.

  • 7. California

    Since 2012, California has had a record of 29 shark attacks. How Stuff Works says they have had nearly 130 attacks since 1926.

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  • 6. Brevard County, Florida

    Florida is undeniably one of the most known places for shark attacks. The state has had so many multiple areas within Florida made the list. Brevard County specifically has had 155 shark attacks since 1882, according to How Stuff Works.

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  • 5. Hawaii

    Headed to Maui or Oahu? Beware of the possibility of a shark attack. 159 of shark attacks in Hawaii have occurred at one of those two islands since 1828, says How Stuff Works.

  • 4. Queensland, Australia

    Since 1700, Queensland has had a record of 199 shark attacks. Australia is home to over 150 shark species and the attacks range from all different types of sharks. How Stuff Works reports that some of Australia’s beaches are protected by drumlines and baited hooks to help keep beaches safe from sharks.

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  • 3. New South Wales, Australia

    Another spot in Australia you may want to be cautious about is New South Wales. They have had over 250 shark attacks since 1700, says How Stuff Works. That includes five attacks and one fatality in just 2021.

  • 2. South Africa

    South Africa has had over 200 shark attacks since 1905! WOAH! How Stuff Works reports people tend to flock to South Africa beaches to dive with sharks, but that can be highly dangerous for many obvious reasons. The country is the first to formally protect Great White Sharks leading to their population to grow tremendously. Yeah, sounds like I will not be in the waters of South Africa no time soon.

  • 1. Volusia County, Florida

    Coming in at the No. 1 spot for the most dangerous place for shark attacks, of course, Florida. Volusia County to be specific. This area has had over 300 shark attacks since 1882. Not only is it the highest for the state, but this one county beats out multiple countries as well! This area is considered the world’s shark bite capital! How scary is that!

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