Untamed Lowcountry

960-pound great white shark named Yeti spotted off the SC coast

Meet Yeti the shark, tagged by OCEARCH

Yeti, a lively 11-foot female white shark, was tagged in October off the coast of Nantucket Mass by OCEARCH researchers.
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Yeti, a lively 11-foot female white shark, was tagged in October off the coast of Nantucket Mass by OCEARCH researchers.

A 960-pound, 11-foot shark named after a popular cooler brand has been spotted off the Lowcountry coast.

Yeti, a young female great white shark, pinged her location off the coast of Folly Beach in the Charleston area, according to OCEARCH’s tracking.

She’s quite the mover. The shark has traveled more than 900 miles since she was first tagged by OCEARCH researchers with a tracking device in early October off the coast of Nantucket, Mass.

Yeti’s been on a fast track south for the winter since October, and who could blame her?

In November, she caught the attention of The Washington Post when she was spotted off the coast of Delaware.

The researchers describe her as a lively shark because she pings her location often each day. Yeti was named after OCEARCH sponsor YETI Coolers.

According to her Twitter account, Yeti is loving South Carolina so far.

Yeti could be sharing the Lowcountry waters with OCEARCH’s most famous shark, Mary Lee, the beloved fish with more than 101,000 Twitter followers, who last pinged her location off the coast of Hilton Hilton Head Island in early December. She’s been chilling in the Lowcountry since September.

You can track Yeti, Mary Lee, and other sharks’ adventures through the Atlantic here.

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