Cabot the great white shark bids farewell to Greenwich

May 21, 2019

GREENWICH — Cabot the great white shark who earned many fans and followers in the region was moved out of Long Island Sound.

OCEARCH, a maritime research and educational organization which has been tracking Cabot, said the latest track for the shark was on the south side of Long Island. That would mean the nine-foot shark, whose tracking device sent out a ping off Greenwich Monday morning, has moved out of the Sound and into the Atlantic.

Marine scientists say it was likely that the shark was following food sources — seals or fish — into the Sound.

Great whites can move fast, able to travel up to 100 to 150 miles per day.

The big fish was tagged with a tracking device off Novia Scotia last year, and it has been traced to the waters near Florida and Maryland in recent months. OCEARCH named the shark Cabot, after explorer John Cabot.

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