10-foot-long Tiger Shark Tracked near Savannah

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Updated: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:48:58 EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A research group says a 10-foot-long tiger shark has been detected swimming in the waters near Savannah's coast over the past week.

The shark, who's been named Anne Morrow, was tagged May 22 in the Port Royal Sound off South Carolina. The Global Shark Tracker set up by research OCEARCH shows she's traveled 828 miles since then.

She was detected near the Ossabaw Sound, near Skidaway Island, on Monday. By Friday she'd moved a bit farther out into the ocean.

Anne Morrow measures 10 feet 2 inches, weighs about 500 pounds.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says tiger sharks are among the larger shark species. The biggest ones are believed to exceed 18 feet and 2,000 pounds.

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Online:

www.ocearch.org/profile/anne_morrow

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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