Great white shark tracked off coast of Conn.

Shark named Cabot

By Rob Polansky
CNN video

A great white shark has been tracked in Long Island Sound off the coast of Connecticut, WFSB reported.

According to the shark-tracking group OCEARCH, the shark named Cabot was pinged just off the coast of Greenwich on Monday around 10:50 a.m.

OCEARCH said it's the first time ever that it tracked a white shark in the sound.

Cabot is 9 feet 8 inches long and weighs 533 pounds.

The group posted photos of the map and the shark itself to Twitter.

It even gave Cabot its own Twitter handle.

OCEARCH calls itself a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean.

In an interview on Monday, Chris Fischer of OCEARCH said, "This is something to celebrate. I know they’ve been working hard in the sound to clean it up and to get life to come back to the region and when you have an apex predator like Cabot move into the area that’s a sign there’s a lot of life in the area and you’ve probably got things moving in the right direction."

This wasn't the first time a shark has been spotted in the sound. One was pinged in the central part of the sound back in 2016 off the coast of Guilford.

 

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