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Great white shark with a weight 1,668 pound spotted off Florida Panhandle, researchers say

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A 1,688-pound female great white shark named Miss Costa was spotted this week swimming in the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida panhandle, according to researchers

A transmitter on the sub-adult shark “pinged” south of Panama City, Florida, according to OCEARCH, an international great white shark research organization. A “ping” occurs when a tagged shark’s dorsal fin breaks through the surface of the water, sending a signal to a satellite, the organisation told the Pensacola News Journal.

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While it is not unusual for the great white sharks swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, Miss Costa cruise through the Florida Panhandle, is important, because a ping of a great woman who, far in the north in the Gulf is rare, OCEARCH said in a press release Tuesday.

The organization said that it hopes that the track of Miss Costa and other great white sharks will help to understand the movement of sharks in the Gulf.

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Miss Costa measured 12-feet 6-inch when she was first tagged by researchers on Sept. 23, 2016, in Nantucket, Mass., OCEARCH said. Researchers estimate that the great white can be between 14-15 meters long today.

The most recent great white sharks to visit the shores of the Gulf are equipped with a 1,326-pound man by the name of Hilton, and an 8-foot 6-inch, 460-pound woman by the name of Savannah, the News Journal reported.

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