Great White Detected off Wellfleet, MA

Named Katharine, this Great White was off Cape Cod (August 2013.) Photo/OCEARCH by R. Snow .
Named Katharine, this Great White was off Cape Cod (August 2013.) Photo/OCEARCH by R. Snow .

CapeCodOnline: Katharine, a 14’, 2,300-pound great white shark pinged off Duck Creek, near Wellfleet Harbor, around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to OCEARCH, a nonprofit group that tracks sharks.

Katharine, named after Cape Codder Katharine Lee Bates, author of “America the Beautiful,” has made her way up the East Coast since early September, where she pinged off the coast of North Carolina. She pinged off Monomoy Island and Nantucket on Oct. 2 before heading farther east into the Atlantic Ocean. On Oct. 5 she transmitted off the National Seashore and has since voyaged into Cape Cod Bay. She is the only shark being tracked by Ocearch in the past month that has pinged in the bay.

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