Oct 5, 2020

Researchers find ‘Queen of the Ocean’ ancient great white shark off Nova Scotia coast

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The shark, named Nukumi by researchers, is more than 17 feet long, 3,541 pounds and believed to be about 50-years-old.

Researchers off the coast of Nova Scotia found a nearly 2-ton great white shark believed to be roughly 50 years old, dubbing her a true “Queen of the Ocean.”

Coming in at more than 17 feet long and 3,541 pounds, she is the largest shark the group has been able to sample in the Northwest Atlantic, according to a Friday Facebook post by OCEARCH, a non-profit marine research organization. She’s been named Nukumi for “the legendary wise old grandmother figure” of the Indigenous Mi’kmaq people, a First Nations group native to that region of Canada.

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