Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Great white shark Amy pings off Surf City coast

Spring means the return of warmer weather, Britt's and passer-by sharks

Amy, a 10-foot white shark was caught and tagged off the South Carolina coast last year by a charter fishing company Outcast Sport Fishing (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Outcast Sport Fishing)
Amy, a 10-foot white shark was caught and tagged off the South Carolina coast last year by a charter fishing company Outcast Sport Fishing (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Outcast Sport Fishing)

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA — It’s springtime and Coastal North Carolina and as the water continues to warm that also means the return of sharks to the area. On Thursday morning, The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy announced the white shark known as Amy pinged just off the coast of Surf City.

Captain of Outcast Sport Charters Chip Michalove first tagged the shark last year. Michalove works in partnership with Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries to tag white sharks in order to study the habits of the sharks.

According to Michalove, Amy has been hanging out off the Wilmington coast for about a month now. She was spotted in February off Myrtle Beach, and again April 1 just off the coast of Carolina Beach.

Amy was about 10-feet in length and Michalove said he estimates her to be about 10-years-old.

You can track the moments of sharks on the Sharktivity Map hosted by the AWSC

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