Great White Shark Found in Waters off Tampa Bay

This July 28, 2016, frame from video provided by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries shows a white shark off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Scientists say the great white shark detected in waters off Maine could be a sign that the big fish might become more of a presence in the area in the years to come. (Greg Skomal/Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries via AP)

A great white shark is in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa Bay after apparently swimming all the way from the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts.

The marine research organization Ocearch tagged the twelve-foot female named Miss Costa off Cape Cod in the fall of 2016.

The shark is currently about 75 miles offshore.

Ocearch has tagged more than 30 Atlantic sharks in the past five years and only three of those have made it into the Gulf.


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