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10-foot great white shark pings offshore Little St. Simons Island

OCEARCH tagging Miss May, a 10-foot great white shark, in 2019.

GLYNN COUNTY, Fla. – Miss May, a sub-adult 10-foot white shark, pinged off of Little St. Simons Island in Georgia, OCEARCH said on Monday. 

Miss May was the first white shark tagged during OCEARCH's Expedition NASFA. A blood sample was taken from the 10-foot, 2-inch female great white shark since it was off the coast of Mayport.

They attached a tracking device so the shark's movements will be tracked in real time whenever she surfaces. 

She was named after Mayport, FL which will be OCEARCH's future home at a joint Jacksonville University and OCEARCH facility. 

Ocearch tags great white shark of year off North Florida coast

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.