A 1,000-Pound Great White  of New Jersey

Shark Just Spotted Off Coast

A 1,000-Pound (453 Kilograms)

Migrating great white shark surfaced off the coast of New Jersey April 28 while seeking rich fishing grounds farther north.

Researchers Nicknamed The Shark

"Ironbound" when he was first caught and tagged in 2019, as he was found near West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg.

The 12.4-Foot-Long

(3.7 meters) shark migrating when he showed up on satellite.

Bob Hueter, Chief Scientist Ocearch

"Mating season is over, we think, and Ironbound is on his way north to get into some good feeding ground and bulk up again for the next year,"

Ocearch Tags And Tracks

Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in a bid to better understand their elusive migrations

SPOT Tag - A Harmless Device

Is attached to the dorsal fin and relays the shark's location to a global positioning device (GPS) satellite. The tag is designed to fall off after a few years.

Hueter Told CNN That Ocearch

Has tagged great white sharks as long as 17.5 feet and as heavy as 4,000 pounds, meaning Ironbound is of modest size.