OCEARCH: Six great white sharks are swimming off Florida’s coast

You may be dreaming of a White Christmas, but probably not one with Great White Sharks.

OCEARCH, an ocean data collection agency, has tracked six of the giants swimming off the Florida coastline.

Four of the tagged sharks are off the northeastern coast, one is near the keys and the sixth is in the Gulf.

The sharks, named Nova, Sydney, Cabot, Ironbound, Unama'ki and Hudson, range in size from 9 feet to 15.5 feet and weigh between 500 and 2,100 pounds.

OCEARCH biologists say the water temperature is just right for the big fish, with a so-called 'sweet spot' off of Jacksonville, where temperatures are between 65 and 67 degrees. 
That's where you can find three great whites swimming very close to each other.

As far as that White Christmas, OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer told CNN, "there are likely thousand more in the region that don't have trackers attached."


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