According tomedia reports, one of the world’s largest great white sharks is a female great white shark called Unama’ki. The giant shark, which was flagged in Nova Scotia, Canada, last September, is 15 feet 5 inches long and weighs 2,076 pounds. The shark is the second largest white shark ever tagged by Ocearch. Ocearch is a non-profit organization that specializes in tagging and tracking large marine animals.
There is no doubt that Unama’ki is a huge shark, but it can get bigger. Researchers say some great white sharks have been found weighing up to 5,000 pounds and are more than 20 feet long. The research institute previously found and labeled a 17-foot-long, 3,541-pound female great white shark. The shark, also known as Nukumi, was also spotted off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Unama’ki has made some trips since it was flagged last September. At 5:46 a.m. EST on November 5, a satellite tracker on a shark’s dorsal fin made a noise in Kilago, south of Miami. In order for the tracker to keep in touch with the satellite, the shark’s dorsal fins must be exposed to the surface.
Despite the terrible ferocity of great white sharks, the International Union for Conservation of Nature considers them vulnerable. That’s why they’re tagged and closely tracked. Great white sharks are one of the top marine predators and play an important role in the function of marine ecosystems.
The scientists who followed Unama’ki hope she will take them to the place where she gave up to reveal a previously unknown great white shark nursery. One challenge in tracking these creatures is that they must break through the ocean surface so that trackers can keep in touch with satellites. These creatures do not always stay near the surface of the ocean, which means that they can move for a considerable period of time without knowing their location.