Tagged shark Miss Costa makes visit to Wrightsville Beach coast

Miss Costa ( photo)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. - We had a familiar face return not too far down the road from us.

According to, a tagged female shark named Miss Costa showed up on the Wrightsville Beach coast Wednesday morning. The shark was tagged in Nantucket, Mass., in September 2016 to monitor the shark's path, progress and habits.

Be Advised: 12ft 1,668 lbs female white shark @MissCostaShark pings close to Cape Lookout Bight, NC!

-- OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) November 8, 2017

Heads up Lookout Bight... Incoming white shark ??

-- Miss Costa (@MissCostaShark) November 8, 2017

Miss Costa is a 12-foot 5-inch shark that weighs 1,668 pounds, according to Since it was tagged, the shark has mainly traveled up and down the East Coast, even getting briefly into the Gulf of Mexico.

Click here to follow the shark and to learn mroe and click here to go to the shark's Twitter page (yes, the shark has it's own Twitter page).