A real-life 'Jaws' has been spotted off the South Fork shoreline. On Jan. 30 it was reported that massive great white shark has been tagged for tracking by OCEARCH, which is a Utah-based nonprofit organization. They are currently using real-time technology to track the real-life 'Jaws'. The tracking is mainly for researchers to learn more about this dangerous predator that inspired the Steven Spielberg film "Jaws."
The real-life 'Jaws' was first tagged by OCEARCH back in September of last year. Researchers named the 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark Mary Lee.
Due to warmer than normal waters, the Hamptons has had numerous shark sightings recently. Fortunately, it's January so the beaches are pretty vacant at this time of year.
The great white shark, scientific name "Carcharodon carcharias," made her way down the coast to St. Augustine, Fla., where she was recorded on Jan. 9, then the organziation received a ping on Tuesday which put her location off the coast of Quogue.
As of Wednesday afternoon, she had made her way east, and was about 40 to 45 nautical miles off Montauk Point, the organization said.