Meet Hilton: Another great white shark swimming along N.J.'s coast
Updated on July 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM
By Spencer Kent
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
While Mary Lee, the famed great white shark with a massive twitter following, continues her more than monthlong break from the limelight, another great white is heading toward New Jersey's coastal waters.
Hilton, a 12-1/2-foot long, 1,326-pound male great white shark, surfaced at 8:07 p.m. Thursday off the southern Maryland-Delaware border, according to a real-time GPS tracker monitored by OCEARCH, a nonprofit group which researches great whites.
Hilton -- which was tagged by the group in March -- has traveled more than 151 miles in the last 72 hours, and was off the Cape May shoreline Friday afternoon. Since leaving the coastal waters of South Carolina last week, the shark has been heading north at a steady pace, according to the group's tracker.
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