8-Foot Long Shark 'Savannah' Found Off SC Coast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — An eight-foot shark named Savannah is having her location tracked and she's invaded the Carolinas according to WMBF.

This week, she's been spotted off the South Carolina coast according to OCEARCH, an organization that specializes in marine life research. Savannah was pinged, meaning her dorsal fin broke the surface of the water, near Myrtle Beach Thursday at 6:34 p.m.

Earlier this week, Savannah was pinged north of Charleston, SC. 

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Savannah weighs 460 pounds and is 8-foot, 6-inches long. OCEARCH says she was named after Savannah, Ga. to celebrate its people.

Meanwhile a 12-foot, 8-inch shark named Madaket Millie and a 9-foot, 10-inch shark named George were pinged off the North Carolina coast near Wrightsville Beach.

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