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12-foot-long great white shark named ’Ironbound’ joins others off coast of Jacksonville

Ironbound was tagged by OCEARCH in 2019


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ironbound, a nearly 1,000-pound great white shark tracked by OCEARCH, has been hanging out off the coast of Jacksonville.

The male shark joins other large sharks such as Bailey, an 800-pound tiger shark, and Sydney, a 12-foot white shark.

Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Ocearch said.

RELATED: OCEARCH finds new home at Jacksonville University

Sharks tend to head south to find warmer waters this time of the year.

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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.