a 1,326-pound great white shark that is tracked through the Ocearch
global shark-tracker program, was pinged off the coast of Avon over the
weekend. The mature 12 ft. 5 inch shark has made several visits to the
Outer Banks area since first being tagged in March of 2017.
is named for his tagging location, Hilton Head, S.C., and since being
identified more than a year ago, has traveled more than 11,832 miles
from the Gulf Coast of Alabama to the Atlantic Ocean waters off of Nova
Scotia. Hilton’s last visit to the Outer Banks was in December, 2017,
when he was pinged in a similar location off Cape Point in Buxton. His
last location was identified on Sunday morning, July 8, when he was
apparently passing by Avon while heading north.
is one of the many sharks that are logged into “Global Shark Tracker” –
an interactive program by the non-profit organization Ocearch which
tags, researches, and follows sharks all around the world.
The public can follow Hilton as he continues his apparent track north on the Global Tracker Website, http://www.ocearch.org/profile/hilton/.