Great White Shark As Large As A Car Spotted On North Carolina Coast

Fishermen with Outcast Sport Fishing tagged and released their fifth great white shark of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Owner Chip Michalove said he works with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to equip the sharks with the tags so the group can study their movements.The animals are offshore near Hilton Head through March. Chip Michalove Outcastfishing.com

Fishermen with Outcast Sport Fishing tagged and released their fifth great white shark of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Owner Chip Michalove said he works with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to equip the sharks with the tags so the group can study their movements. The animals are offshore near Hilton Head through March.

The sharks are tracked by “pings.” When a tagged shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface, it transmits a signal to a satellite, which then sends geographical data.

Shark shocks North Carolina beachgoers after fisherman bitten

A crowd gathered around a tiger shark at Wrightsville Beach on June 29, after a fisherman was bitten at the pier. Bryan Steady Davis told Storyful that the fisherman was trying to get the shark from the line. Davis noted that while there was a lot of blood, the injury did not look serious.

Original Article: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article161714828.html#storylink=cpy

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