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.
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.