1,000-Pound Shark Located in Ocean City Bay

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A tiger shark, named Septima, weighing 1,000 pounds was located in the Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City by OCearch.

The mature, female shark was located on Friday around 2:30 p.m. in Ocean City, Md. after being tagged by OCearch on May 30 in Port Royal Sound, S.C.

OCearch tracks sharks all over the world by tagging them with a tracking device on their dorsal fin. A “ping” is registered when the fin breaches the surface of the water long enough to be detected by satellites.

Septima, a 1,000 pound tiger shark located in Ocean City, Md. (Credit: OCearch)

Septima, a 1,000 pound tiger shark located in Ocean City, Md. (Credit: OCearch)

The organization named the shark “in honor of American educator, civil rights activist and South Carolina native Septima Poinsette Clark.”

Septima has swam over 3,100 miles up and down the east coast since being tagged in late May.

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