2,000-pound great white shark pings off coast of Florida Panhandle

The OCEARCH website shows Unama’ki was tagged at 15 feet, 5 inches long. (Source: OCEARCH)
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WSFA) - A 2,000-pound great white shark was tracked to the Gulf of Mexico south of Panama City Beach.

According to OCEARCH, it’s unusual for a great white shark to ping so far northeast in the gulf.

Unama’ki pinged off the north Florida coast on Feb. 1. She is a 15-foot, 2,076-pound adult white shark, according to OCEARCH.

She has traveled more than 2,700 miles since being tagged on Sept. 20 in Nova Scotia.

OCEARCH is a non-profit organization that gathers scientific data on top predators like great white sharks.

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