There are now three great white sharks of varying sizes in the Gulf of Mexico.

There are now three great white sharks of varying sizes in the Gulf of Mexico.


That’s according to the OCEARCH tracking map.


Unama'ki a female great white shark — the largest of the three— weighing in at 2,076 pounds, was last pinged Nov. 20 west of Fort Myers. Her track has moved farther north since late October when she swam into the Gulf near the Florida Keys. She is 15-feet, 5-inches long.


The other two sharks, Hudson at 66.7 pounds and Helena at 1,314.3 pounds are farther south.


The sharks were tagged by OCEARCH, a nonprofit that tracks sharks with partner SeaWorld. Unama’ki was tagged in September at Scaterie Island, Nova Scotia, according to the OCEARCH website.


She has traveled over 2,000 miles since then and researchers hope to gain insight on the breeding habits of great white sharks.


"As a big mature female, Unama'ki has the potential to lead us to the site where she gives birth and exposes a new white shark nursery," OCEARCH said.


Unama'ki is what the indigenous Mi'kmaq people of Nova Scotia call Cape Breton and it means "land of the fog."


Our partner @SeaWorld picked the name Unama’ki for our 3rd shark of Expedition Nova Scotia. It’s what the indigenous Mi’kmaq people call Cape Breton and means "land of the fog." pic.twitter.com/Mp6zElg2at

— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) September 20, 2019