A real-life “Jaws” is being tracked off the Hampton's, this shark was tagged off Cape Cod a few years back and researchers are tracking its every move. According to the Inquisitr on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, the shark was first detected off the Hampton's Wednesday morning and as of Wednesday evening it was still in the area.
The nonprofit organization, OCEARCH tagged the 16-foot great white shark in the waters off Cape Code in 2011. They are tracking the ocean creature to get a better understanding of their behavior and habits.
Follow the tracking of the great white here at OCEARCH.
It appears that the OCEARCH folks are trying to soften the reputation of this ocean predator by naming the great white Mary Lee. The researchers have opened up the tracker for the world to share and people are clicking online to see where Mary Lee is at any given time.
Chris Fischer, the founding chairman of OCEARCH, believes that sharing the tracking experience online has started a conversation about great white sharks. Mary Lee has stayed close to the shore since she was tagged, which is different than most sharks reports Fischer. He said that most of the sharks that OCEARCH has tagged in the past swim out to sea. Not Mary Lee, she is staying close to the coast.