A 2,000-pound great white shark has been spotted near Miami

A 2,000-pound great white shark just took a pit stop near Miami.

In a journey already spanning 103 天, the shark has traveled 13,066 miles from the coast of Canada on a route that will eventually lead to the Gulf of Mexico. OCEARCH, a non-profit organization, has been tracking the shark’s journey since it was discovered on September 29, 2019. In an announcement 在社交媒体上, the organization confirmed the shark’s spotting in Miami.
Researchers hope that the shark’s travels will lead to more discoveries of great white sharks. They are classified as a vulnerable population by the World Wildlife Fund, just one step away from endangered.
    As a big mature female, Unama’ki has the potential to lead us to the site where she gives birth and exposes a new white shark nursery,” OCEARCH 说过 在其网站上.

    What do we know about this shark?

    Technically, the shark weighs 2,076 磅.
    The shark, first discovered in the Scatarie Island, is named Unama’ki, which meansland of the fogto the indigenous people of Nova Scotia.
    Measuring at 15 脚和 5 英寸, the adult female is the second biggest white shark OCEARCH has tagged in the northwest Atlantic, CNN会员 WSOC-TV 已报告.
    Unama’ki has been traveling down the east coast from her initial spotting in Nova Scotia. 在十月 2019, she was spotted 50 miles outside of Myrtle Beach, 南卡罗来纳, and has since been seen off the coast of North Carolina, Virginia Beach and near the Atlantic City in New Jersey.
      Her size also pales in comparison to other recently discovered sharks. 上个月, 研究人员 发现 another massive adult female white shark off Nova Scotia, weighing in at 3,541 磅.
      Unama’ki’s remaining journey can be tracked online.

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