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Have you heard the news? South Carolina just got three new residents. Gray Lady, Jefferson, and Hal each made the long journey from the Northeast to the great state of South Carolina. Around the New Year, these three great white sharks made their way to the South Carolina coast, making it their temporary home.
Ocearch, a nonprofit organization leading research efforts around great white sharks and other large marine species, tracked each of them as they made their way through the dark depths of the ocean.
The waters southeast of Charleston, South Carolina are buzzing with white sharks right now. Three have pinged there in the last week @MissCostaShark, WhiteSharkHal and @GreyLadyShark pic.twitter.com/wcnDOPxv3K
— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) January 3, 2019
After leaving the Northeast region, all three great whites made their way down to Florida before heading back up north and taking up temporary residence in South Carolina. Grey Lady, originally from the Nantucket area, and Jefferson, hailing from the waters of Nova Scotia, are right below the Charleston coast. However, Hal, also joining us from Nova Scotia, traveled farther North for the New Year, hitting up Myrtle Beach.
Ocearch has tagged over 300 marine animals during their expeditions allowing you to watch the journey each of them makes as they travel the world.
While Grey Lady, Jefferson, and Hal are the only three tagged great whites off the coast of South Carolina, there are many other sharks hanging out off the coast, including three tiger sharks named Jax, Georgia, and Miss Michalove, and Norris, the hammerhead shark.
Additionally, with the recent arrival of our three new residents, we can bet there are more great whites coming into the area that aren’t tagged.
You can track the journey of all the tagged animals using Ocearch’s tracking map or keep up with each individual shark by following them on Twitter: @WhiteSharkHal, @GreyLadyShark, and @MissCostaShark.
Sometimes you can even catch a conversation between the sharks:
Hey @WhiteSharkHal you sound stressed out. I’m near Charleston too and know of a fabulous sushi spot. Let’s go…my treat! https://t.co/TkPtkmwciw
— Miss Costa (@MissCostaShark) January 2, 2019