Research Group Tracks Great White Shark in Long Island Sound for 1st Time Ever - NECN

Research Group Tracks Great White Shark in Long Island Sound for 1st Time Ever

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    Shark Tracked Into Long Island Sound

    A ocean research group says it received a GPS signal from a tagged great white shark in Long Island Sound on Monday.

    (Published Monday, May 20, 2019)

    A research group that tags and tracks sea life said Monday for the first time, it has tracked a great white shark in Long Island Sound.

    OCEARCH said a GPS tracking device on the shark sent a ping from off the Greenwich shoreline just before 9 a.m.

    The shark, named Cabot, is 9-feet, 8-inches long and roughly 533 pounds, according to the research group.

    In an email Monday night, OCEARCH said it is trying to determine whether Cabot is on the north side or south side of Long Island. 

    The group received four pings off Greenwich, but a new ping put Cabot off the Hamptons in the Atlantic. The group members say they are digging in deeper to understand exactly where the shark is.