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.
White shark Amy’s SPOT surfaced and pinged this morning at 2:47am! She last pinged in this February a little further south.
— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) April 26, 2018