Track MARY LEE the Great White Shark (& Twitter Star) in Real Time!!!

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Mary Lee is a 16-foot, 3500 pound great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) who is headed to Cape Cod, Massachusetts on a historic migration!!

She has been tracked since September of 2012 when she was tagged off of the Cape by OCEARCH, a Utah-based nonprofit organization that researches great white sharks and other large apex predators.

Here’s WHY she’s been tagged and tracked:

Mary Lee

In a little under three years, she has traveled 20189.497 miles!!!! She must be getting tired!!

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She even has an (unofficial) Twitter account: !! Almost 64K followers!!

You can find more MLS photos and videos at Of course I’ve put on a little weight since. -:()

— Mary Lee the shark (@MaryLeeShark) May 19, 2015

.@MaryLeeShark the poem I wrote u was pretty accurate but now you’re going the wrong way! Turn around plz. @OCEARCH — MA Sharks (@MA_Sharks) May 18, 2015 mary lee the shark poem This is a photo of Mary Lee: Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 8.50.54 AM


  A. The data is shared in an open source environment with collaborating institutions who utilize it to conduct studies that are eventually published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The papers, which can take 2-5 years to publish, are utilized to assist in policy decisions. The data is also shared with all PhD candidates who request it.  

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