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Posted: March 20, 2017

12-foot shark spending time off South Carolina coast

A Great White Shark.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
A Great White Shark. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A great white shark is spending its spring break off the shores of Myrtle Beach. 

Hilton was tagged by researchers March 3 near Hilton Head Island and has been swimming near the Grand Strand since March 9 as he makes his way north, according to OCearch shark tracking information

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The shark was tagged during the group’s Lowcountry Expedition. Hilton is more than 12 feet and weighs 1,300 pounds. 

OCearch has tagged about 200 sharks and tracks their movements all over the world. The information helps researchers learn more about migration patterns, feeding and breeding sites.

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