Great white shark pings off Wrightsville Beach coast

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(Photo: Ocearch)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A large great white shark “pinged” off the coast of Wrightsville Beach early Wednesday morning.

OCEARCH tagged the female shark, named Miss Costa, last September in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is a 12’5″ and weighs more than 1,600 pounds.

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OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators.

Since being tagged, Miss Costa has traveled from the Massachusetts down to Florida.

You can track the shark and others on the OCEARCH website.