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Shark tracked off the Virginia Beach coast

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 18:07:51-05

Yinzer the shark tracked in January 2019.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A mako shark who goes by the name, Yinzer, has been tracked off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The shark pinged off the coast of Virginia Beach on January 23 at 2:52 p.m.

Yinzer and other sharks, such as Miss. Costa, can be tracked 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.

The shark is a 6 foot 10 inch male Mako Shark weighing in at 255 pounds. He is consider to be an adult.

Yinzer was originally tagged in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on September 22, 2016.