Great white shark pup tracked off Outer Banks coast

Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 11:44:33-05

A great white shark pup being tracked by the research group Ocearch pinged off the coast of the Outer Banks on Monday evening.

The shark, dubbed ‘Montauk,’ is young and relatively small. When she was initially tagged off the coast of Montauk, New York in August 2016, she measured 4.6 feet long and weighed 50 pounds.

Since she was tagged, she cruised around off the coast of Long Island before making her way down the East Coast.


Her location is determined when the tagged dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite.

The transmission then pings back an estimated geo-location, according to Ocearch.

Montauk is the third shark to track off the coast of the Outer Banks during the month of December. On December 3, a tiger shark named Crystal pinged off the coast of Hatteras.

On December 4, a great white shark named Manhattan pinged off the coast of Nags Head.

To keep up with the sharks’ whereabouts, CLICK HERE.