Hilton continues to hover in waters off Nova Scotia's coast

He was first detected July 30th in the cold, dark waters off Shelburne, near Nova Scotia's southwest tip.

Hilton, a 600-kilogram great white shark, turned up a week later in Mahone Bay, and has hovered around there since, near Peggy's Cove and some of the province's most popular beaches and tourist towns.

Tagged by the research group Ocearch in March in South Carolina, Hilton reveals his movements on a Twitter feed that is part science, part mischief and followed by thousands of people.

Hilton has pinged seven times in August from a tracker on his dorsal fin, which Ocearch founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer says only sends signals when it breaks the surface.

Another great white, Savannah, has made just a single appearance this month in Nova Scotia, on August 14th off Sherbrooke on the province's eastern shore.

Another, George, pinged a few days earlier in the Bay of Fundy, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but has been quiet for almost two weeks.