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Tiger Shark "Septima" Pinged off Indian River Inlet

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INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del.- The tagged tiger shark "Septima" returned to the Delmarva coast Wednesday evening.   The non-profit organization OCEARH, which tracks sharks all around the world, located the shark off the Indian River Bay north of Bethany Beach around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The shark is nearly 13 feet long and weighs roughly 1,000 pounds, but researchers believe it is not something people should be worried about.

A shark is located by OCEARCH when its tracking device pings.  A tracking device is located on the dorsal fin of a shark and a ping is registered when the fin breaches the surface of the water and the device can be detected by satellites.

Septima was tagged by researchers back in May off the coast of South Carolina and since then has swan over 3,100 miles up and down the east coast.  At one point, the shark was close to the Assateague shore. On Friday, OCEARH tracked the shark in the Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City. 

To track Septima, you can check the shark's location here: http://www.ocearch.org/profile/septima/
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