Tracking Katharine as she pings again south of Dry Tortugas National Park
Update, May 30, 2014:
Katharine pings again south of Dry Tortugas National Park. At 4:40 a.m. Friday, the great white shark was southwest of Key West. In the past 24 hours, the shark has surfaced long enough for the GPS tracker affixed to her dorsal fin to communicate with overhead satellites a total of five times.
You can track all of Katharine's progress on OCEARCH's website:http://www.ocearch.org or by downloading the Shark Tracker app for your mobile device. You can follow on twitter at @OCEARCH and @Shark_Katharine
Update, May 29, 2014:
Katharine the great white shark may be swimming into the Gulf of Mexico.
At 2:19 p.m. Thursday, the satellite transmitter attached to Katharine's dorsal fin "pinged" from a position southwest of Key West and southeast of Dry Tortugas National Park. She has
spent the past week traveling generally westward from Marathon.
Katharine was captured and tagged Aug. 19, 2013, off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by OCEARCH. She measured 14 feet, 2 inches and weighed 2,300 pounds.
Two weeks ago, she generated headlines by swimming southward off the Space Coast and approaching less than 1 mile offshore from Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Update, 2:20 p.m. Sunday, May 18:
Katharine the great white shark has swam southward past Miami, and she is approaching the Florida Keys.
At 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Katharine's satellite transmitter "pinged" at Biscayne National Park. She is OCEARCH's southernmost shark off Florida's Atlantic coast, and founder Chris Fischer hopes she will provide data on the route followed by great whites that enter the Gulf of Mexico.
Katharine was located near Sebastian Inlet State Park on Monday afternoon.
Update, 12:18 p.m. May 15
At 12:18 p.m. Thursday, Katharine's dorsal fin and attached GPS tracker broke the surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast near Boynton Beach.
Update, 9:30 p.m. May 13:
As of 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Katharine appears to have moved even further south.
Her latest "ping" originated just east of Port St. Lucie. Katharine has been steadily moving south since her arrival in Brevard County on May 12.
UPDATE 6:57 A.M., May 13
Katherine, the great white shark, has left the popular Sebastian Inlet surfing spot known as "Monster Hole," and continued south on her journey along Florida's East Coast.
At 6:57 Tuesday morning, the shark pinged well off the coast between Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach. According to http://www.ocearch.org the shark began her southern trek just a week ago. On Twitter, you can follow both @Ocearch and @Shark_Katharine.
UPDATE 5:01 P.M. (May 12)
If we thought Katharine was close to shore before...
The great white shark has "pinged" again today - this time just offshore and slightly south of the inlet. Here's the latest tracking image from Ocearch regarding Katharine's location. You can follow her movements at http://www.ocearch.org and follow her on Twiitter at @Shark_Katharine
UPDATE 11 A.M.
Katharine has surfaced again, just a short distance from Sebastian Inlet. Check out this screen grab from the http://www.ocearch.org web site, which is tracking the great white shark. This distance appears to be the closest Katharine has ever been to the Brevard shoreline.
UPDATE 10:30 A.M.
Katharine has pinged again. This time, her direction has changed. Her latest ping has her still off the coast of Sebastian Inlet but heading northwest back toward Brevard County coastline.
UPDATE 8 A.M. MONDAY
The great white shark Katharine has surfaced this morning. At 7:27 a.m., Katharine pinged the GPS tracker off the coast of Sebastian Inlet, well south of her last known location off the coast of Cape Canaveral.
A 2,300-pound great white shark tracked by research group Ocearch has moved further south since its last "ping" Saturday night.
Named Katharine, the 14-foot shark pinged just off the coast of Kennedy Space Center at 6:01 a.m. this morning. Katharine's GPS tracker has logged two more pings, which only register when the shark surfaces: 7:13 a.m., and 9:45 a.m. Both show an eastward movement out into the Atlantic.
Ocearch's Global Shark Tracker shows that Katharine has traveled about 125 miles in 72 hours, with a total log of 3,560 miles.
Katharine was originally tagged off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The shark was named after Katharine Lee Bates, a songwriter known for writing the American patriotic song "America the Beautiful."
You can track Katharine's movements here or at ocearch.org.