Great White Was Inside Wellfleet Harbor, According to Data

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 .

Great White was Inside Wellfleet Harbor, According to Data
OCEARCH tracking of Katharine from October 8.

CapeCodOnline reports that Katharine—a 2,300-pound, 14’ great white that was fitted with 3 acoustic tracking devices in 2013—likely spent the better part of a day or two in Wellfleet Harbor before heading toward the Upper Cape on Wednesday, October 8.

A tag that broadcasts the shark’s location when she surfaces “pinged” 3 times in the past 2 days, placing her within a few feet of the town pier on Tuesday afternoon and in the middle of the harbor near Great Island by Wednesday afternoon.

Read more about the great white shark in Wellfleet Harbor and how great whites may be expanding their range.