Sharks cluster on east coast

Eight tagged great white sharks have gathered along the border of North and South Carolina. Experts aren't sure why, but it could be because of warmer waters in Florida.

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February 11, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Satellite data shows the clustering off great white sharks off the Carolinas is growing more pronounced. Eight great white sharks are now one on top of the other near the state line. Photo by (OCEARCH MAP/TNS)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The clustering of great white sharks off the Carolinas coast is growing more pronounced and mysterious, based on satellite tracking data shared Saturday on social media.

Eight tagged great white sharks are now practically on top of each other along the border of North and South Carolina — and they represent the only sharks currently tracking along the East Coast, according to a map posted on Facebook by OCEARCH.

“What do you think could be causing this big gap in where white sharks are pinging right now,” the nonprofit asked in its post. “There are pings in the Gulf of Mexico and then a big grouping in North Carolina/South Carolina but none in the middle.”

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