3 great white sharks have ‘pinged’ off the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina

A few great white sharks over the last few days have appeared off the coasts near Georgia and South Carolina.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A few great white sharks have appeared over the last few days off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.

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OCEARCH said that the great white sharks “pinged” in the area, according to WSB-TV.

Two of the great white sharks pinged by the Georgia coast on Tuesday evening. One of the sharks, named Bob, appeared by the coast near St. Mary’s Island. According to WSB, Bob weighs about 1,300 pounds.

Another shark named Breton appeared a few hours later a bit further from the coast. He reportedly weighs about 1,437 pounds and is over 13 feet long, WSB reported.

“We are excited to see them both so close to where we will be launching Expedition Northbound II on April 1st, from our new dock in Mayport, FL and future home of our Global Headquarters with Jacksonville University,” OCEARCH said in a Facebook post.

A third shark, a young great white shark named Anne Bonny, appeared near the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, WSB reported. She weighs approximately 425 pounds.

Bob and Breton were both first tagged near Nova Scotia and Anne Bonny was tagged near North Carolina, WSB reported.

“Our early data suggests adult animals are reproductively active during the overwintering period in the Southeast‚” said Harley Newton, OCEARCH’s chief scientist and veterinarian. “Perhaps Bob and Breton can point to some locations of interest for other adult animals as we embark on the next expedition.”

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