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Teens encounter great white shark off Central Florida

Teens fishing off Central Florida Sunday spotted a 15-foot great white shark circling their boat.
Teens fishing off Central Florida Sunday spotted a 15-foot great white shark circling their boat. YouTube

Da-da, da-da, da-da daaaam. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, teens fishing off Central Florida Sunday spotted a 15-foot great white shark circling their boat.

The sighting comes less than a month after snorkelers aboard the Happy Cat dive boat in Islamorada encountered a different great white.

While great whites are known to migrate in the Pacific ocean, moving seasonally from the coast to deeper ocean waters, researchers are still trying to decipher their habits in the Atlantic. Ocearch, a nonprofit research organization, has been tracking their movements and has discovered some amazing marathon swims by the planet’s largest, predatory fish capable of growing to 20 feet long and 4,000 pounds.

Over two years, they tracked a female great white, named Katherine, swimming from waters off the Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico up the U.S. coast and as far north as Nova Scotia.

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