Breton great white shark draws incredible ‘self-portrait’ with GPS tracker as it stalks the ocean

BRETON the great white shark has drawn an incredible “self-portrait” with a GPS tracker while praying in the ocean.

Marine scientists who tracked the fearless underwater predator were left behind stunned by the bizarre find.


Breton the Great White used a GPS tracker to etch out a drawing of a sharkCredit: SWNS
The large pearly white will be equipped with a tracking device by researchers in 2020


The large pearly white will be equipped with a tracking device by researchers in 2020Credit: SWNS

The 13ft marine beastnamed after Cape Breton in Canadawas fitted with a tracking device in September 2020 as part of a research program by the ocean research charity OCEANRCH in Nova Scotia.

What did they find? two years later they left in a state of shock and disbelief.

The creature had traveled along the U.S East Coast off New Jersey, Chincoteague, Virginia and Long Bay, South Carolina – outlines a shark as it swam by.

Scientists were able to track Breton’s movements every time he surfaced.

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Breton created a “head” by popping up the coast of Florida and the Carolinas.

Tracking data shows the shape of a “dorsal fin” springing up around Washington DC and New York and a “tail” around Nova Scotia, Canada.

There’s even the outline of a pectoral fin, which sits on the side of a fish, as the shark made a sudden but distinct triangular path into the ocean and back.

The incredible image was shared online and received hilarious feedback.

“Apex predator-level scientist trolls,” joked one Twitter user.

“Jaws? More like Draws,” joked for a second.

Bretons were first tagged on September 12, 2020 on Scaterie Island in Nova Scotia.

On September 21 of this year, at 3:29 am, he was tagged off the coast of Baie de Plaisance in Quebec.

It’s not the first time this pearly white headline has made headlines.

In June, Breton was found lurking near the Indian River lagoon system in Florida.

In May, the 1,500-pound beast, which is over 4 meters long, got dangerously close to the… North Carolina coast.

The swim back to the sun is about 1,500 miles.

Over the past two years, several sharks have been tracked to the waters off the Carolinas.

in April, three great whites were tracked to a similar location, including the largest male shark tagged by OCEARCH.

Mahone, who measures 13 feet 7 inches and weighs 1,701 pounds, was joined by two smaller great whites.

Ulyssesa 12-foot, 990-pound shark detected off the coast on April 6, and Tancooka 10-foot, 715-pound juvenile shark pinged on April 10.

ocean is a non-profit organization that tags marine animals to collect data about them that can be passed on to scientists.

When a tagged shark swims close enough to the water’s surface, its tracker will “ping” to notify researchers of its location.

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Much is still unknown about the great white species. By tagging the sharks, researchers can learn more about migration habits and how and where the sharks mate and raise their young.

The organization aims to tag 100 sharks in the western North Atlantic.


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