Tagged sharks Oscar and George ping off Outer Banks coast

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Great white shark George and Mako shark Oscar pinged off the coast of the Outer Banks this week, according to the Ocearch global shark-tracker program.

George, a 9-foot-10 inch, 702-pound shark tagged in Massachusetts in 2016, pinged about 25 miles off the coast of Ocracoke around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. He’s believed to be the son of Mary Lee, the great white made Internet-famous by Ocearch and Twitter in the last few years.

On Tuesday, a tagged Mako shark named Oscar, weighing in at 320 pounds and 7 feet 8 inches long, pinged about 50 miles off the coast of Nags Head at 5:55 a.m. Oscar was tagged in Cape Cod in 2015.

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Ocearch is a Massachusetts-based organization dedicated to tracking and studying sharks in conjunction with conservation outreach and education.

Will George and Oscar stick around? Follow their travels and other sharks around the world at ocearch.org.