A 1,200 pound Great White Shark has been tracked off the coast of Florida. It’s also almost 12-feet long and it has been named. Its name is Maple and it was located southeast of St. George Island, Florida in the Gulf Of Mexico. St. George Island is along the panhandle coast south of Tallahassee. It is also spring break season, so more people will be vacationing in Florida.
OSEARCH is the organization that is tracking Maple the Great White Shark. The reason she is called Maple is because there is a distinctive wound on her body.
Maple isn’t the only Great White Shark tracked off the coast of Florida. Another shark named, Tancook, was tracked east of Amelia Island. Amelia Island is on the Atlantic coast north of Jacksonville.
A shark was also spotted off the coast of Sarasota, but this shark isn’t being tracked by OSEARCH. ABC 7 in Sarasota has video of the shark that came from Capt. R.C. Gilliland. Gilliland tells ABC 7 that this was the first time he’s seen a great white in open water.
[SOURCE: FOX 13]