10-Ft , 800 Pound Shark Spent The Weekend Near Jersey Shore
Miss May is a female white shark that is 10 feet 2 inches in length and weighs over 800 pounds. She is one of over 400 animals that have been tagged by a research organization called OCEARCH.
OCEARCH has set up Twitter accounts for many of it's tagged animals, including Miss May. Here's how the white shark has spent the last few weeks...
- On June 12, Miss May tweeted that after spending time off the Florida coast, she was heading north.
- On June 13, she was detected off the coast of Savannah, GA.
- By June 17, she had moved north to waters near Charleston, SC.
- On June 18, Miss May tweeted that she had traveled 86 miles in 24 hours. She was now off the North Carolina coast.
Miss May's account posted this tweet on July 3...
On the same day,
OCEARCH posted this tweet...
Miss May has not posted any updates since her tweet on the 3rd.
By the way, if you're worried about being bitten by a shark, experts claim it is very unlikely. In fact, Tyler Bowling, manager of the Florida Program for Shark Research, told NBC News that, "You're more likely to die taking a selfie than being bitten by a shark."