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Great white shark tracked off the coast of the Outer Banks

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 20:12:40-04

COROLLA, N.C. – Miss Costa, a great white shark, has been tracked off the coast of the Outer Banks.

The shark pinged off the coast from Corolla and Duck at 7:49 a.m. on Sunday. Tracking Miss Costa and other sharks is available through Ocearch.org.

Ocearch says a ping happens when the shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite overhead.

The signal then sends back an estimated geo-location.

Miss Costa was originally tagged in Nantucket, Massachusetts on September 22, 2016.

The shark is a 12’5″ immature female great white weighing 1,668 pounds.