EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.- A great white shark is lurking off the coast of Collier County.
George, the shark, was pinged near Everglades City this week, swimming in shallow waters.
George is nearly 10 feet long and weighs 700 pounds.
Great whites like George usually don't come this close to the Southwest Florida shore, but he was found nearby and hasn't been seen since.
George was being tracked by OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracking technology.
He was first tagged all the way in Nantucket, Mass., and made his way down to Southwest Florida.
Environmental specialist Patrick O'Donnell with Rookery Bay Research Reserve studies many smaller sharks in our waters, but not great whites.
"I've heard of them in the Gulf of Mexico, but not anywhere near shore," O'Donnell said.
He said people should know there are sharks in our waters.
"Every time we're in the water, they're with us, they're typically not targeting us," O'Donnell said.
People at the beach remained relaxed Friday despite knowing George could be lurking nearby.