POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A tracking device has located a great white shark swimming off the coast of New Jersey.
Researchers at the marine organization OCEARCH fitted the male shark with the device last September near Nova Scotia, Canada.READ MORE: Judge Rules Mayor De Blasio, Former NYPD Commissioner Will Not Have To Take Stand In Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death
The device he is wearing pings every time his dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water, allowing the device to send a signal to a satellite so scientists can pinpoint his location.
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Male White Shark Breton is currently off the New Jersey coast near Point Pleasant! Follow him on his journey north: https://t.co/sWUtXM0uRc#OCEARCH #FactsOverFear #NewJersey@Njdotcom @DanielRadelAPP @asburyparkpress @ThePressofAC @6abc @CBSPhilly @NYpost pic.twitter.com/XfLIX9AN95READ MORE: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) July 16, 2021
The shark, known as Breton, measures just over 13 feet and weighs about 1,400 pounds.