The beach may not be the only thing waiting for you this weekend. A shark is near the Carolina coast.
Ocearch tracks Sharks. Scientists will place trackers on the shark and unfortunately, they tend to fall off. However, there is a new alert of an active shark lurking near the Carolinas.
Meet Pico. He’s 7 feet, 5 inches long and weighs 181 pounds. This adult shark was originally spotted by scientists in Port Aransas, Texas in March of last year. Since then this shark has traveled through the gulf, around Florida, and up the east coast to where he currently calls home, the Carolinas.
Pico was tagged by scientists with the Harte Research Institute’s Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Below is a map of where Pico is living. Pico is the shark with multiple rings around the shark icon. This is not an exact location. Pico could be closer, could be farther. This is just the area last pinged.
The other shark icons are last known locations, however, it’s indicated that those tags have fallen off the shark and they are no longer in the area.
So if you’re going to be near Nags Head, be careful. Pico is living his good life out there.