Wednesday, April 24, 2024

After visiting Oak Island, great white shark Hilton swings by the Port City

12 ft great white shark hilton made an appearance off Wilmington, NC Friday
Hilton, a 12-foot male great white, was reported off the coast of Wilmington Thursday night. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy OCEARCH)

WILMINGTON — After making an appearance off Oak Island Wednesday, tagged great white shark Hilton continued his trek north, making a stop off the coast of Wilmington Friday morning.

The shark tracking site OCEARCH reports 12 ft. male off the coast of the Port City at 9:23 p.m. Thursday evening.

OCEARCH reports Hilton was tagged off of Hilton Head Island S.C. last month during an expedition to South Carolina. The Shark has steadily been moving north since then.

Earlier this week, he was accompanied on his journey to North Carolina by 8 ft. female white shark Savannah. Savannah’s last reported position pinged off the coast of Oak Island earlier this week.

OCEARCH is a non-profit organization that works track and unlock the secret patterns of sharks, specifically targeting Great White Sharks. For more information, visit their website at


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