Jeff Zito

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GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 18: Tourists get up close to a Great White Shark as it swims past the cage on October 18, 2009 in Gansbaai, South Africa. The waters off Gansbaai are the best place in the world to see Great White Sharks, due to the abundance of prey such as seals and penguins which live and breed on Dyer Island, which lies 8km from the mainland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Rosie The Great White Shark off Pinellas coast. Oh, man, I’m going paddle boarding today ! Last week, it was Scot the shark, today it’s Rosie! She’s a juvenile Great White that is likely still in the area, according to OCEARCH tracking system. If you see her, you’ll know it’s her. Rosie tips the scale at about 600 pounds, and is about 10 feet long, plus a little. Rosie was tagged near Rose Bay in Nova Scotia in 2020. So, she’s considered a Snow Bird? She’s our first Great White Shark off Pinellas coast.

Her last ping was just after 7am Saturday. The ping happens whenever a tagged shark breaks the surface. Her tracker shows she’s been up and down the east coast until last month. Both she and Scot have wandered over the the west coast.