Great White Shark Mary Lee's Back at Jersey Shore - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Great White Shark Mary Lee's Back at Jersey Shore

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    Mary Lee, Well Known Great White Shark Tracked Near Long Beach Island

    The 3,400 pound shark was sighted off the shores of Long Beach Island early Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015)

    She's Baaaack!

    Mary Lee, the svelte 16-foot-long Great White shark, has returned to the Jersey Shore. She was pinged Wednesday afternoon Southeast of Atlantic City and again around 5:20 Thursday morning just South of the Route 72 Bridge between Stafford Township and Ship Bottom.

    Mid-morning -- at 10:19 -- Mary Lee was pinged again in Barnegat Bay near Barnegat Lighhouse State Park and Sedge Island.

    Mary Lee's movements are tracked by the nonprofit group OCEARCH and she 'tweets' her travels to more followers than most of us have on Twitter.

    The 3,450 pound shark was last spotted along the Jersey Shore in mid-October.

    Mary Lee has traveled more than 24,000 miles since OCEARCH – a shark research group -- tagged her in Sept. 2012 with their electronic tracker. She's traveled almost as far North as Nova Scotia and been South of Bermuda but seems to prefer hanging out along the Eastern Seaboard from Jacksonville, Florida up to the Jersey Shore.

    Jersey Shore fans were having fun talking bait and bars with Mary Lee.

    You can keep track of Mary Lee at ocearch.org or follow her on Twitter @MaryLeeShark.

    NBC10's Ted Greenberg is following the Mary Lee story today. You can also track his findings on Twitter @TedGreenbergNBC.