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Savannah the shark appears just south of Myrtle Beach’s coast

Expedition Lowcountry: OCEARCH catches female shark off Hilton Head coast

Researchers with OCEARCH hauled in "Savannah," a young, 8.5 foot female great white shark on Sunday March 4, 2017, during the he research organization's Expedition Lowcountry. The team has been on the hunt for sharks since Feb 27. hoping to tag
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Researchers with OCEARCH hauled in "Savannah," a young, 8.5 foot female great white shark on Sunday March 4, 2017, during the he research organization's Expedition Lowcountry. The team has been on the hunt for sharks since Feb 27. hoping to tag

Savannah the shark is back, after she was pinged just south of Myrtle Beach’s coast Monday morning.

OCEARCH, a non-profit that tracks sharks, tagged Savannah, a white shark, on March 5 as part of the Lowcountry Expedition. Since they tagged to 8 foot 6 inch, 460 pound shark, she has traveled up the east coast reaching Nova Scotia, and is now making her way back down.

According to the OCEARCH website, Savannah has traveled just over 2,980 miles since she was tagged. She was last pinged near Myrtle Beach in April.

Another famous shark that often hangs around Myrtle Beach, according to the OCEARCH website, is Mary Lee. The 16 foot 3,456 pound shark was tagged in 2012 off of Cape Cod and has travelled nearly 39,975 miles.

Megan Tomasic: 843-626-0343, @MeganTomasic

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