Scientists tracking group of massive great white sharks stalking the Carolina coast

A GROUP of giant great white sharks has been spotted hunting in the waters off the east coast of the US.

Scientists at the research group OCEARCH revealed the predators have been tracked near North and South Carolina .

The giant great white sharks have all been previously tagged by scientists
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The giant great white sharks have all been previously tagged by scientists (stock)[/caption]

One of the sharks is a giant called Luna was was caught and tagged in 2018
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One of the sharks is a giant called Luna (above) was was caught in 2018[/caption]

The longest is named Luna who measures 15-foot and weighs in at more than  2,100 lbs – half the weight of a hatchback.

Her tracker sent out an alert on Monday by the Charleston Bump, an underwater rock formation 90 miles southeast of Charleston.

She is the largest great white ever caught and tagged by OCEARCH since the non-profit organisation was founded in 2007.

The marine monster was caught in October 2018 using a thick fishing line near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

“In our studies, we have tagged about 43 sharks. And six of the largest ones are off of the Carolinas,” Dr. Robert Hueter told CBS New.

Another shark called Caroline – measuring more than 12 ft – was tracked close to Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

OCEARCH’s tracker also located a 10-ft, 521 pound great white female named Jane off the coast of Buxton, North Carolina.

And a male great white named Brunswick was spotted near the coast of Southport, North Carolina on Thursday.

Another mega 12-ft shark called Katherine weighing a massive 2,3000lbs was tracked in the waters off Charleston and Georgetown.

However Dr Heuter said beach bathers have nothing to fear.

“They’re not right up close to the beach, so no worries for the swimmers,” he said.

The tags affixed by OCEARCH convey information on location, depth, temperature and light levels using satellite and acoustic signals sent to ocean-bottom receivers.

The researchers also take blood and tissue samples when the sharks are first caught.

One of the giant predators is longer than a VW Beetle
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One of the giant predators is longer than a VW Beetle (stock)[/caption]

Several sharks have been tracked off the coast of the Carolinas
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Several sharks have been tracked off the coast of the Carolinas[/caption]

Beach goers have nothing to fear, insist marine biologists
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Beach goers have nothing to fear, insist marine biologists[/caption]

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