OCEARCH noted that the ping was detected around 10:30 a.m. off the coast of Gulf Coast.
Shark research group OCEARCH announced that they had detected the tracking signal (also known as a “ping”) of Simon, a 434-pound, 9-foot-6 juvenile white shark off the coast of Long Island. Tuesday morning, May 2.
OCEARCH noted that the ping was detected around 10:30 a.m. off the coast of Gulf Coast. When the shark’s dorsal fin, tagged with a tracking device, emerges from the water, there is a thud.
Simon was initially captured, tagged and released in December 2022 off the coast of Georgia. OCEARCH said Tuesday’s ping represented the closest ever sighting of a shark to land.