published by Celine on May 09, 2022 at 7:32 p.m.
While we recently unveiled impressive images of cannibal sharks, a monster has just emerged from the depths! Indeed, off the US state of New Jersey, an impressive white shark weighing more than 450 kg was caught swimming.
A 450 kg “mammoth” shark spotted off New Jersey!
While we recently unveiled the impressive images filmed by a person who was attacked by a great white shark… The “mammoth” shark, named ‘Ironbound’, was spotted off the coast of New Jersey. At the end of April.
After having been first marked on October 3, 2019, near West Ironbound Island… The shark now weighs 450 kilograms and is 3.7 meters long. OCEARCH, which identified the animal, is a non-profit marine research group. This one travels the oceans to to equip the sharks with an electronic tracker. Luckily for New Jersey residents, it was late at night when the shark was located and the likelihood of swimmers in the ocean was low.
He must be 20 years old
Bob Heuter, chief scientist at OCEARCH, believes that the shark is probably 20 years old. And that even if he was impressive, Heuter was not surprised by his size! Indeed, he claims that his team has already tagged great white sharks measuring up to 5.3 meters… And weighing up to 1.8 tonnes! OCEARCH also has the role equip various fish and marine animals with trackers. Like sea turtles, whale sharks, great whites. As well as tiger sharks.
According to the tracker, Ironbound would have traveled approximately 20,921 kilometers since being fitted with the tracker in 2019. He is said to have traveled several times between Nova Scotia and the United States. Indeed, as Heuter explains, you should know that the great whites of the Atlantic Ocean spend their summers on vacation near Canada. And their winters in the Gulf of Mexico.