A great white shark being tracked by a marine-science organization turned up in the waters off Greenwich Monday.
OCEARCH, a research and educational organization, tagged the 9-foot male shark off Nova Scotia last year with a digital monitor and named it “Cabot.” The shark’s travels through the ocean have been monitored by OCEARCH and then posted on social media.
"Hello Greenwich how are you today?!" the shark's monitors posted via Twitter.
OCEARCH has tagged hundreds of sea animals, including whales and turtles. It calls itself a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean.
Cabot, named after the explorer John Cabot, has been found off Florida and Maryland in recent months.
Be advised! For the first time ever, we are tracking a white shark in the Long Island Sound. 9’ 8” @GWSharkCabot is just off the shore near Greenwich. Follow him using the browser on any device at https://t.co/paqCMWe00M pic.twitter.com/td8e5eZUUY— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) May 20, 2019