A decade ago I wrote about great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico in Tide magazine in a story called “Jaws in the Gulf”. It featured old accounts and some interesting recent (at that time) anecdotes.
Actually the first time I wrote at all about great whites in the Gulf was in 1999 in the Port Arthur News, when I shared a story told by my friend Bill Skinner who had an interesting encounter.
Now, we have undeniable proof.
Fitted with a satellite transmitter by research group OCEARCH off Cape Cod, Mass, “Katherine” has been in the Gulf near Panama City, Fla this month. Yes, “Katherine” is a great white shark and she just happens to be 14 feet long and weigh 2,300 pounds.