2,000-pound Shark found on the Coast of Florida

Gray Moxley, Author

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The sea is full of interesting and fascinating creatures, and most of them haven’t even been discovered! It makes you just want to swim deep into the oceans and see what there is for yourself. Then you hear about stuff like this and rethink your decision. 

Meet Unama’ki, a female shark found that weighs over 2,000 pounds and measures at 15 feet and 5 inches. For reference, the biggest shark on record is 20 feet long, and her name is Deep Blue. Unama’ki is from the indigenous people of Nova Scotia, meaning ‘land of the fog. 

 

Currently, she is being tracked, and has even been seen off the coast of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Though, she has returned to Florida since then. 

 

What’s interesting about Unama’ki is that she is the second biggest Great White to be tagged in the North-West Atlantic. She also has the potential to lead researchers to a new Great White nursery in the waters, being a big and mature shark. It’ll be interesting to see where she goes in the future.