A giant shark has been circling the waters off of New York’s South Fork shoreline according to a Jan. 30,2013 Patch news story.
The great white shark was tagged back near Cape Cod on September 2012 by the non-profit shark tracking organization OCEARCH. Using special shark tracking technology, the 16-foot female Carcharodon carcharias (Great White) was named Mary Lee, after Chris Fischer’s mother.
According to OCEARCH’s website, Fischer claims he was waiting for a special shark to name after his mother and this great white met the criteria.
Using the shark tracking technology, the 3,456-pound shark was recorded in the waters off St. Augustine on January 9th and has since made it into the waters off the coast of New York.
According to IBTimes, Patrick Rogers at Coast Guard Station Shinnecock says there is no cause for alarm because the mammoth shark is heading back out to open waters. According to Patch.com, this was the first time Rogers’ has seen a great white in those waters.
To see more sharks including Mary Lee , and where they’ve been, visit OCEARCH’s website.