Ten-Foot Great White Shark Being Tracked Off The Coast Of Long Island

A team of researchers is tracking a ten-foot great white shark off the coast of Long Island. Ocearch, a nonprofit group that tags and tracks marine life, says that it is the first time they have spotted a great white shark in the area.

After he was tagged in October 2018 off the coast of Nova Scotia, the "sub-adult" male shark was named Cabot, after Italian explorer John Cabot. Cabot swam south to the Gulf of Mexico before making his way back up the coast.

The researchers expect Cabot to exit the Long Island Sound and continue north toward Cape Cod.

"He's on his way up to Cape Cod, that would be my best guess, there's a pretty big seal population up there, again up in Maine," Dr. David Hudson of the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk told WABC.

Over ten thousand people are following Cabot's journey on Twitter, with many people joking that about his travel plans for Memorial Day weekend.

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