The female shark was tagged with a tracker that reported being on the shore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 12.
Since then, the shark has moved further south to the Florida Keys, where it has shown
the shark, called Unama & # 39; ki, a term used by Nova Scotia's indigenous population, meaning "fog land."
OCEARCH, a nonprofit that tracks marine life in collaboration with SeaWorld, said it first marked the Unamaki near Nova Scotia in September.
It is the second largest white shark the group has tagged in the northwest Atlantic, WNOC-TV reports CNN.
"As a large mature female, Unamaki has the potential to lead us to the place where she gives birth and opens a new white shark nursery," OCEARCH said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said that while Florida beaches and waterways are "more than likely to contain sharks," animals have played a major role in maintaining balance in the state's ecosystem.
"Shark activity is at its peak in Florida waters from April to October," FWC says.
However, shark attacks are still rare, with humans “30 times more likely to be struck by lightning in Florida than being bitten by a shark. "On the other hand, fishing around the world kills about 1
00 million sharks each year.
The FWC calls on visitors to be aware of their environment and to understand the risks that swim in the waters.