22:34 GMT23 November 2020
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    A 13-foot great white shark weighing 1,300 pounds or more surfaced about 50 miles off the Virginia-North Carolina border Tuesday morning, only to switch directions and head south hours later when a satellite pinged the tagged beast 30 miles east of Nags Head, North Carolina.

    The shark, dubbed Hilton by the shark trackers from Ocearch, was tagged near Hilton Head, South Carolina, on March 3, and was headed for cooler waters when he swam 150 miles into Norfolk Canyon’s inside edge, the Virginia Pilot reports.

    He then went about 70 miles to the east of Cape Henry and hung out for a little while, surfacing in the same area 33 minutes later.


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