Massive 12 Ft’ Great White Shark Detected Off South Carolina’s Most Popular Beach
South Carolina received a familiar visitor. A massive 12′ Great White Shark was detected off South Carolina’s most popular beach. This particular shark is no stranger to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You could say she is a regular visitor.
“Freya” was tagged by Ocearch in March of 2021. Last week she returned to her old swimming grounds. According to Channel 9, officials call the ping a Z ping and that means the tag didn’t occur above water long enough for them to tell the precise location.
Ocearch hopes to tag as many sharks as possible on the North Carolina and South Carolina coast. Freya reportedly means “noble woman” and they seem to get quite excited when she pings South Carolina waters. Freya reportedly is the first white shark tagged in the area. To learn about this massive 12′ great white shark detected off South Carolina’s most popular beach, get details here from Channel 9.
Freya’s visit was perfectly harmless this time but sometimes sharks do attack. According to NBC News, four people were bitten by sharks last year.So far in 2023, only one shark bite has been reported. For more on recorded shark attacks in the Myrtle Beach area just go right here for details.
Like them or not, sharks are important and crucial to the health of the planet. As apex predators they help maintain the species below them in the food chain. For more information on how sharks benefit our world, get details from sharkangels.org right here.
Meet Freya! Meaning "Noble Woman" this 11 ft 8 in 883 lb (3.56 m 400.5 kg) sub-adult female was named in honor of the women researchers on #ExpeditionCarolinas + past @OCEARCH expeditions. We couldn't do it without all of YOUR hard work and dedication! 😌🦈🙌 #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/8PAjD1QuWg— Great White Montauk (@SharkMontauk) March 26, 2021