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Young great white shark lurking near Outer Banks

Posted December 6, 2017 9:01 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:55 a.m. EDT

— A great white shark has been lurking off the coast of North Carolina this week, according to Ocearch.

Ocearch is a non-profit organization researching great white sharks and other large predators. They catch and tag the animals to track their locations online.

The tracking device for Bruin, a 5 foot, 5 inch long male shark weighing 101 pounds, first pinged off the Outer Banks on Monday.

Tuesday night, Bruin pinged again near the coast. Ocearch is investigating whether or not Bruin was in the Pamlico Sound that time.

Bruin, who is considered an immature shark, was first tagged in Montauk, New York in August. This week marks the first time he traveled south toward North Carolina.