Great White Shark Identified off Island Beach State Park
One of the most popular beaches here at the Jersey Shore is Island Beach State Park. The summer hot spot is a lot quieter these days, but not in the waters offshore. According to a recent Patch article, a great white shark was identified off the coast of Island Beach State Park here in Ocean County.
Ocearch, a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean, recently identified a great white shark off the Jersey Shore, including Island Beach State Park and Long Beach Island.
The shark, Andromache, is a the 10-foot-8-inch female great white. The shark by the way is named after the Greek character of the same name who is symbolic of maternity, strength and courage.
Andromache was first spotted August 10th off coast of Rhode Island and as off today is now off southern coast of Cape May. Andromache did pass by Island Beach State Park and Long Beach Island during the last few days.
Where will Andromache go next? We will keep an eye on this great white and keep you posted.