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3 great white sharks gather off South Carolina Coast, many more likely, experts say

Date Posted: 2019-01-08
Source: WYFF News

Miss Costa, Hal, Grey Lady ring in New Year off coast

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Three great white sharks welcomed the New Year off the South Carolina coast, where many others have likely gathered, experts say.

OCEARCH, a data-collecting nonprofit group that tracks sharks, tagged the great whites with GPS locators years ago.

OCEARCH was founded in 2007 and started tagging Atlantic sharks in 2012. The organization has tagged more than 30 sharks.

Experts say great white sharks typically arrive off the South Carolina coast during the winter and stay until spring.

Experts say three of the tagged sharks, Miss Costa, Hal and Gray Lady, were all off the South Carolina coast by New Year's Eve.

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