Experts tag sharks for research purposes and track them. They receive a “ping” when the dorsal fin breaks the water’s surface and sends a signal to a satellite. The transmission sends back a rough location, according to Ocearch.
Yeti, like anyone with some celebrity recognition, has her own Twitter handle — @YETItheshark. She was tagged in Nantucket, Mass., in October.
In October, a white shark named Miss Costa, which weighed 1,700 pounds and stretched 12.5 feet, gave off a GPS-tracking signal along Virginia’s coast, according to Ocearch.
Ocearch tracks and collects data on sharks for research and educational purposes.
Yeti is named for one of Ocearch’s partners, YETI Coolers.
Researchers said she’s rather active. They called her a “pinger” because she has been known to send several pings in less than 24 hours.
Yeti’s followers on Twitter had plenty of comments.