Great White Shark named ‘Cabot’ has registered inside the Indian River Lagoon near SR 528 in Cocoa on Saturday, according to Ocearch.
The ‘ping’ came in at 11:14 a.m. on Saturday which registers a satellite tracker attached to the shark’s dorsal fin when it breaks the surface of the water.
‘Cabot’ was recorded as a 9-foot-eight inch, sub-adult white shark, and weighing in around 533-pounds when it was tagged on October 5, 2018, in Nova Scotia.
Ocearch’s partner, SeaWorld, named him using suggestions from Nova Scotians after the explorer John Cabot.
Since being tagged in 2018, ‘Cabot’ has logged more than 6,700 miles of distance covered.
This is the first known recording of an Ocearch tagged Great White Shark pinging inside the Indian River Lagoon since Ocearch began tagging sharks in 2007.