Great white shark ‘Miss Costa’ pings off Tampa coast

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A great white shark being tracked by Ocearch was detected in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa Monday morning.

According to Ocearch, the great white shark named "Miss Costa" pinged just more than 100 miles off the Tampa coast just before noon on April 1. According to the tracker, the spot she was detected in Monday is close to a spot she visited last year in the Gulf of Mexico before turning around and heading back to the Atlantic coast.

"Miss Costa" is a female sub-adult white shark. Ocearch data shows she is 12 feet and five inches long and weighs in at 1,668 pounds.

She was first tagged on Sept. 23, 2016 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Ocearch named her "Miss Costa" after their partner Costa Sunglasses.

You can view "Miss Costa’s" full track on the Ocearch website. She also has a Twitter page that posts updates on her location.

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