Researchers tracking great white shark off Volusia waters
Great White shark "Katherine" is tagged off Cape Cod by a OCEARCH team. [Image courtesy: OCEARCH]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Like any snowbird from up north, she "summers" in the Hamptons and "winters" in Florida; only, this snowbird has a dorsal fin.
A team of researchers from OCEARCH tagged "Katherine the Great White shark" off the coast of Massachusetts with a tracking device. Since then, this 14-foot beauty has made her way down to Florida near Daytona Beach.
"We've been tracking Katherine since August of earlier this year, back in Cape Cod," said Chris Fischer, founder of OCEARCH.
Fischer is the expedition leader for the non-profit group. Their mission is to track sharks and share data in real time thanks to their "Global Shark Tracker."
"We have a spot tag on her dorsal, so every time she sticks her fin out of the water, it allows us to get her location through a satellite for the world to follow, Fischer said.