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Great White Shark Named George Stalking Waters Near Everglades

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    This June 2014, file photo shows a close-up of a great white shark's mouth, taken at the Neptune Islands in South Australia.

    What to Know

    • News outlets cite shark-tracking organization OCEARCH as reporting George was spotted Sunday near the edge of Everglades National Park.

    • George was tagged in 2016 off the coast of Massachusetts. Since then, he's been spotted near the Atlantic coast from Canada to South Fla.

    • As of late Sunday, George appeared to be making his way up Florida's western coast toward Everglades City.

    A great white shark named George has been spotted lingering off the Florida coast near the Everglades and Gulf of Mexico.

    News outlets cite shark-tracking organization OCEARCH as reporting George was spotted Sunday near the edge of Everglades National Park.

    George was tagged in October 2016 off the coast of Massachusetts. Since then, he's been spotted near the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to South Florida and had traveled more than 4,500 miles by Sunday.

    He was last recorded as 702 pounds and around 10 feet long. OCEARCH chief science adviser Bob Hueter tells The Miami Herald that George probably weighs closer to 1,000 pounds  now.

    As of late Sunday, George appeared to be making his way up Florida's western coast toward Everglades City.

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