Many researchers over the decades have also noticed that a huge number of great white sharks make a … April 1, 2019, Miss Costa's tracker was detected about 100 miles off the coast of Sarasota County. Unama’ki is the biggest white shark currently pinging on the Tracker." We don't usually get white shark pings this far northeast in the Gulf of Mexico," OCEARCH wrote in a statement on Facebook. White shark Unama’ki seems to have found some of the cooler water available in the Gulf of Mexico right now. PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WSFA) - A 2,000-pound great white shark was tracked to the Gulf of Mexico south of Panama City Beach. Her trip this year is similar to a foray she made into the Gulf in January of 2018. 5th February 2020. Most of the pings are over the continental shelf west of Florida. "They typically come in when there's some sort of event, like a big bait run. "We don’t usually get white shark pings this far northeast in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts say she and other great whites could make their way to the Texas coast. A great white shark being tracked by Ocearch was detected in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa Monday morning. Great white sharks do venture into rivers and estuaries, including the Intracoastal Waterway, Fischer said. Several large tagged white sharks have "pinged" off the Sunshine State coast in recent weeks, with a handful popping up in the Atlantic Ocean and more recently in the Gulf of Mexico. DESTIN, Fla. – A 2,076-pound great white shark tagged by the research nonprofit OCEARCH has pinged about 100 miles off of the shores of Northwest Florida. In January, two great white sharks , an 11-foot, 6-incher named Nova and … That's Unama’ki: a 2,000-plus pound, 15-feet, 5-inch long female great white shark, according to shark research group OCEARCH. “Wow look where white shark Unama’ki is! Tracking company Ocearch said Unama’ki, a 15-foot-long 2,076-pound adult female shark, has been tracked to the Gulf. Skip Navigation Share on Facebook OCEARCH wrote on Facebook. A 12-foot-long great white shark named "Ironbound" appears to be heading into the Gulf of Mexico when other tagged members of its species are moving in the other direction. (Robert Snow/OCEARCH) They might still need a bigger boat. "We don’t usually get white shark pings this far northeast in the Gulf of Mexico." A ping happens when a tagged shark surfaces, and the tag sends a satellite signal to record the time and date. Several large tagged white sharks have "pinged" off the Sunshine State coast in recent weeks, with a handful popping up in the Atlantic Ocean and more recently in the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Cabot and Nova, two great white sharks, pinged in the Gulf of Mexico, according to OCEARCH. Now Miss Costa’s new tracks can help us start adding more depth to our understanding of white shark movements in the Gulf. The 12-foot, 5-inch great white shark pinged off the coast of Sarasota on April 1 and again on April 3 near Tampa. According to tracking data, a 12-foot-long 998-pound male great white shark is heading into the Gulf of Mexico … when other members of its species are moving in the other direction. The evidence is overwhelming: some great white sharks spend their winter off the coast of Florida. Named Unama'ki, the shark measures more than 15-feet long and over 2,000-pounds.Researchers think Unama'ki may be pregnant and traveling to a previously unknown white shark nursery in the Gulf of Mexico. The shark, named Unama’ki, recently pinged just south of Miami. 2,000-pound great white shark pings off Florida Gulf coast. OCEARCH’s website has been tracking 11 white sharks that were tagged in fall 2019 in Nova Scotia. Miss Costa, a great white shark, was tracked in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida panhandle in the Spring of 2019. On the hunt:OCEARCH hunts for great white sharks one mile off Ponce Inlet to tag, study for research Last month, Sydney , a 12-foot-2-inch, 1,124-pound white shark surfaced Nov. … A great white shark weighing 1,668 pounds was spotted swimming off the Florida panhandle this week, researchers said.. A transmitter on the female shark pinged south of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico, according to OCEARCH, an international group that researches great white sharks. A 15-foot, 2,000-pound great white shark has pinged off the coast of Florida, according to non-profit research company OCEARCH. According to Ocearch, the great white … She has moved west of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico,” OCEARCH tweeted Tuesday. “There are pings in the Gulf of Mexico and then a big grouping in North Carolina/South Carolina but none in the middle.” 7. It is one of the largest great white sharks ever tagged in the Atlantic and it recently pinged off the coast of Florida just south of Miami. In case you missed it stories: Great white shark Cabot is the second in Gulf of Mexico … Unama’ki, a great white originally tagged by OCEARCH in Nova Scotia in 2019, was pings via its tag swimming off the coast of Florida. SARASOTA, Fla. - Miss Costa, a great white shark whose tracker pings off the west coast of Florida from time to time, is making her rounds in the Gulf of Mexico. — The biggest shark with a GPS tag pinging on its body just so happens to be out in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is now home to a new great white shark. The Gulf of Mexico isn't just a popular destination for Miss Costa, though.