CHARLESTON, South Carolina– On May 18, a large great white shark named Ironbound was detected twice off the coast of South Carolina according to data from its OCEARCH tracker.
The male shark, measuring 12 feet and 4 inches in length, pinged near South Carolina at 8:54 a.m. and 11:19 a.m.
According to OCEARCH, Ironbound weighs 1,189 pounds.
Ironbound, the great white shark, was initially tagged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in October 2019.
His tag allows for tracking whenever it breaches the water’s surface. While the exact distance from the coast is unknown, it is estimated that Ironbound was approximately 54 miles away from the South Carolina coast during his pings on that morning.