Shark’s 8,500-mile journey ends off the North Carolina coast

DARE COUNTY, N.C. – A shark’s 8,500 mile recorded journey ended after being caught by commercial fisherman off the coast of North Carolina.

The Charlotte Observer reported that a tracking device was attached to the mako shark’s dorsal fish last year near Ocean City, Md.

Since then, the shark traveled an average of 15 miles a day over 557 days, swimming between North Carolina and Rhode Island.

Researchers for the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. attached the tracking device to the shark.

The shark was caught last month by a commercial long-line fishing boat near Manns Harbor. The satellite tag has been recovered for research purposes.