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Mary Lee, the Great White Shark, Returns to Waters Off Jersey Shore

Twitter shows great white shark off Jersey Shore

Mary Lee is back off New Jersey's coastline.

The Asbury Park Press reports the 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark whose movements are tracked online, reached the tip of Cape May Wednesday and was near Ocean City Thursday.

The shark has traveled more than 24,000 miles since she was tagged with an electronic tracker off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 2012 by OCEARCH. The nonprofit group that researches sharks has tracked Mary Lee as far south as south of Bermuda.

A great white shark is getting close to the coast at the Jersey Shore and the public can track her journey online. Turns out, the experts know her name is Mary Lee and she’s developing a huge following. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg explains why the journey of Mary Lee may actually be a positive sign.

Mary Lee became well known to the public in the spring when she appeared off the Jersey coast earlier this year.

She spent most of June and July off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and was in North Carolina in August.

People can track Mary Lee at or on Twitter @MaryLeeShark.

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