OCEARCH’s shark tracker is an amazing technology that enables us to track the movements of various marine animals including whales, seals, turtles, alligators, Dolphins and great white sharks.
Lately, signals from large groupings of great white sharks swimming off the coast of North Carolina/South Carolina have been observed. OSEARCH started tagging sharks in 2008 for research purposes.
As of late, within the last 4 weeks, there have been more than the usual reports of shark sightings and incidents along the North Atlantic coast.
It is believed that healthy food supplies and temperate water are the major contributing factors to the arrival of great white sharks of the coast of the Carolinas in such numbers.
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As we know, sharks are migratory and spend some of their migratory time in the Northwest Atlantic Shared Foraging Area (NASFA) particularly during the winter. Its noting unusual, but earlier this year the tracker noticed that large numbers of great sharks had began congregating/lingering around the US southeast coast.
Sharks have been tracked as far north as Nova Scotia in Canada and as far south as Florida in the U.S. but most spend at least some of their time in the Northwest Atlantic Shared Foraging Area (NASFA). The region extends from Cape Hatteras in North Carolina to Cape Canaveral in Florida and is favored for its unique climate and abundant food stock.
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