Florida’s scariest snowbird paid a visit to the state just in time for its winter tourist season — a 2,000-pound, 15-foot great white shark.
A research group started tracking the female shark in Nova Scotia last year. Within the last few days, the shark’s tracker pinged off the coast of Vero Beach, the Bahamas, and Key Largo, according to scientists.
The shark, named Unama’ki, was still enjoying cool waters off Nova Scotia in August, according to the nonprofit Ocearch which has been tracking the shark.
Unama’ki, which means “Land of the fog” in Mi’kmaq, the language of the indigenous people of Nova Scotia.
The shark appeared to be making a similar journey as two other large female great whites. Researchers also think that Unama’ki could be pregnant.
Scientists are hoping that she could lead them to her birthplace.
Unama’ki is one of the largest sharks Ocearch has tagged in the North Atlantic, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The largest was a 16-foot female tagged in 2012.