Friday, November 23, 2012

Meet Mary Lee

This is Mary Lee.
She is a 16ft, 3500lb Carcharodon carcharias, more commonly known as a Great White shark.
This September she was caught off Cape Cod, and somehow fitted with a satellite tracking device. Since then she has been tracked far offshore, heading south along the eastern seaboard. In the last three weeks Mary Lee has moved much closer inshore, and is currently swimming around our neck of the woods.
Yesterday, the 21st November, she was less than half a mile off Wassaw beach.
Each time Mary Lee breaks the ocean surface, the tracker switches on and emits a signal which is picked up by a passing satellite. To follow her progress and others in this fascinating study, to make a donation, or if nothing else, make sure your paths do not cross, follow the link...

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