Massive 15-foot and 2,000-pound great white shark is heading towards North Carolina's Outer Banks - just in time for Memorial Day weekend

  • Luna is a 2,137 pound great white shark last seen by Charleston, South Carolina 
  • The 15-foot shark is heading towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
  • She, along with three other massive sharks, are near the Charleston Bump - a deep sea area about 100 miles from the coast, full of sea life
  • OCEARCH, a nonprofit that tracks sharks, has been following Luna as she traveled south from Canada in October 2018 
  • Come summertime, she and the other sharks will head northeast to give birth 

A massive 2,137-pound great white shark is swimming toward North Carolina's Outer Banks, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The mighty beast, named Luna, is being tracked by OCEARCH, a nonprofit that tags and tracks sharks. 

The 15-foot shark - that's as long as a Volkswagen Passat - last pinged off the Carolina's coast near Charleston on Thursday, in a deep sea area known as the Charleston Bump located about 80 to 100 miles off of the coast. 

OCEARCH has been tracking the great white shark for months, followings its journey traveling south from the Canadian coast in October 2018 to the southern tip of Florida before turning around. 

Luna is a 2,137-pound, 15-foot great white shark last seen by Charleston, South Carolina

Luna is a 2,137-pound, 15-foot great white shark last seen by Charleston, South Carolina

The massive beast is as long as a Volkswagen Passat and last pinged off the Carolina's coast near Charleston on Thursday

The massive beast is as long as a Volkswagen Passat and last pinged off the Carolina's coast near Charleston on Thursday

Luna is joined by three other sharks in the Outer Banks to feast on the abundance of sea life dragged in from the Gulf Stream. Those sharks range in size from 9 feet 8 inches to 14 feet 9 inches. 

'They aren't picky eaters. The great white shark diet seems to be as diverse as they come.... These fish are extremely curious creatures,' experts at SharkInsider.com say.  

One of the giants swimming near Luna is a great white shark named Caroline, who is 12 feet and 9 inches long. She last pinged off the coast of Georgia.  

She and three other sharks last pinged in a deep sea area known as the Charleston Bump located about 80 to 100 miles off of the coast of Charleston, South Carolina

She and three other sharks last pinged in a deep sea area known as the Charleston Bump located about 80 to 100 miles off of the coast of Charleston, South Carolina 

One of the giants swimming near Luna is a great white shark named Caroline, who is 12 feet and 9 inches long. She last pinged off the coast of Georgia

One of the giants swimming near Luna is a great white shark named Caroline, who is 12 feet and 9 inches long. She last pinged off the coast of Georgia

Great white sharks can grow to be more than 20 feet long and can weight 2.5tons or more, as per National Geographic.  

A 'ping' takes place when a tagged shark's dorsal fins break the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite, according to the Pensacola News Journal.  

The underwater giants will soon be on the move in the summer months to the northeast of the country to destinations like Cape Cod and the south shore of Long Island to give birth.  

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15-foot shark heading to North Carolina's Outer Banks for Memorial Day weekend

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