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Tourists React to Shark Spotting in Isle of Wight Bay

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- A tiger shark has made its way into local waters. The non-profit organization OCEARCH tracks sharks all around the world and it has located one of its tagged tiger sharks in the Isle of Wight Bay on Friday.

The tiger shark named, Septima is nearly 13 feet long and weighs roughly 1,000 pounds. Despite her size, researchers believe Septima is not something people should be worried about.

The news however, did take some people by surprise.

"I thought it was pretty odd that there's actually that large of a tiger shark in this area and swimming in a bay," said Kevin Pickett of Baltimore, Maryland. "Couldn't believe it."

While the news didn't shock others.

"I wasn't too surprised," said John Staubs of Hagerstown, PA. "Lately in Hagerstown there was a bull shark that was spotted all the way up the Potomac."

Regardless of whether shocked or not, these tourists were pretty amazed by the fact that Septima was here.

"I think it's actually pretty cool," said Staubs.

"I'm more excited," said Pickett. "I think a lot of people are going to be nervous about it. But I think it's pretty cool that something that large was in our bay."

Septima was tagged by researchers off the coast of South Carolina back in May. Since that time, she has been busy swimming over 3,000 miles up and down the east coast. According to her tracker, Septima was close to Assateague Shore back on Fourth of July.

To track Septima yourself, visit http://www.ocearch.org/

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