1,300-Pound Great White Shark Passes By the Chesapeake Bay

A 12.5-foot-long, 1,326-pound Great White Shark is on the move along the Atlantic Coast, and this week passed by the mouth of the Bay.

The male mature Great White, who is nicknamed “Hilton,” was caught, tagged, and released on off Hilton Head, South Carolina March 3. 

OCEARCH, a shark research group, tracks Hilton’s movements, along with those of several other Great Whites, to learn about the sharks’ migratory, feeding and breeding habits.

In the less than five months since he was tagged, Hilton has swum 3,740 miles up and down the Coast.

Over the past week, he’s been as close as 100 miles off the coast of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Here is OCEARCH’s incredible video of Hilton being tagged:

To track Hilton’s ongoing travels, click here.