Named after Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the song “America the Beautiful,” this shark’s trip through the Gulf of Mexico has been heavily monitored by the online masses. In fact, people have become enamored with all 4.3 m (14.2 ft) and 1,043 kg (2,300 lbs) of this immature great white shark. Tagged by OCEARCH in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Aug. 19, 2013, seems this girl wanted to catch some Florida sun this summer.
Or, is that all?
Taking advantage of this social media sensation, Sarasota Fins and Tracking Sharks have decided to team up together and dive deeper into the world of Carcharodon carcharias.