14-foot Great White shark could be Texas bound

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 01:45 AM EDT shows extensive cloudiness across much of New England and the Mid Atlantic associated with a quasi-stationary boundary. Low clouds and drizzle will persist across much of New England behind the cold front while storms will fire from Illinois through Virginia. Another area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico brings heavy rain and thunderstorms to much of the Gulf Coast states and the Tennessee Valley. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 01:45 AM EDT shows extensive cloudiness across much of New England and the Mid Atlantic associated with a quasi-stationary boundary. Low clouds and drizzle will persist across much of New England behind the cold front while storms will fire from Illinois through Virginia. Another area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico brings heavy rain and thunderstorms to much of the Gulf Coast states and the Tennessee Valley. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

HOUSTON (AP) — Experts tracking a great white shark through the Gulf of Mexico have received electronic signals indicating the route could lead to Texas.

Data from the group Ocearch shows another “ping” was recorded Tuesday morning from the shark dubbed Katherine.

The 14-foot shark was tagged last August off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The tag sends a signal when the 2,300-pound shark comes to the surface. Officials did not immediate provide an estimated location Tuesday for Katherine.

The Houston Chronicle reports a satellite on Sunday put Katherine about 140 miles west of Sarasota, Florida. Researchers say in another week the westbound animal could be past the Mississippi River and eventually reach Texas.

Robert Hueter with the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota says tags can last up to five years.
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