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15-foot great white shark pings off SC coast

May 15, 2019

OCEARCH, the data tracker application that records the travels of oceanic life, has registered a 15-foot shark named Luna off the coast of Charleston.

Luna has been moving north, from off the coast of Florida, for quite some time, but the latest ping came on May 9.

OCEARCH has been tracking the 15-foot great white shark since October 2018. Luna weighs 2,137 pounds.

It is not unusual for a great white shark to ping off the Outer Banks.

OCEARCH has tagged more than 400 animals over the course of the past 12 years.

Shark attacks are very rare, but they do happen in North Carolina. Experts offer these tips for sharing the ocean: