A 1,700-pound shark was tracked off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey this past Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

The adult white shark was pinged just after 10:00 p.m., according to a report filed by the shark research group OCEARCH.

There has not been a definitive report as to exactly how far the shark was swimming off of the Cape May coastline.

It’s an adult male shark that measures 13 feet and 7 inches and weighs 1,701 pounds.

This makes it the largest male shark tagged by OCEARCH in Canadian waters.

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The shark was also tagged in Nova Scotia in October, 2020 and spotted in March, 2021 off the coast of North Carolina.

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