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Great white shark Hilton pinged around Myrtle Beach coast

A great white shark has pinged off the Grand Strand coast the last several days. (Source: OCEARCH) A great white shark has pinged off the Grand Strand coast the last several days. (Source: OCEARCH)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A great white shark tagged off Hilton Head earlier this month has been spending the past few days off the Grand Strand’s shores.

According to the Global Shark Tracker operated by OCEARCH, Hilton, a 12-foot great white weighing more than 1,300 pounds, pinged off the Myrtle Beach coast Thursday morning at 7:44 a.m.

Hilton has been pinging in the area since March 9, according to OCEARCH. A post on the non-profit group’s Facebook page asked “What is it about this area that’s so appealing to him?”

To keep track of Hilton, click here.

The shark was one of four that were caught and tagged during OCEARCH’s inaugural “Lowcountry Expedition” this month.

WMBF News’ Kaitlin Stansell got to take part in that expedition. Tune into WMBF News tonight at 11 for her special report.

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