A great white shark named “Miss May” was detected off the Jersey coast Tuesday morning.
Researchers with OCEARCH, detected the 10-foot-2 shark off the coast at 6:58 a.m.
Miss May was the first white shark tagged during OCEARCH’s Expedition NASFA. The 10-foot white shark was named after Mayport, FL which will be OCEARCH’s future home at a joint Jacksonville University and OCEARCH facility.
According to OCEARCH, Miss May has traveled more than 2,700 miles in 103 days.
“HELLOOOOO NEW JERSEY! Thank you all for your warm welcomes and keep following to see where I go next on my northward migration! You’re great hosts!,” was posted on Miss May’s Twitter account.
OCEARCH is a data-centric nonprofit organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean.