DARE COUNTY, N.C. — The great white shark known as “Mary Lee” has surfaced off the coast of North Carolina.
The 16-foot 3,456 pound predator “pinged” off the North Carolina coast on Sunday morning, according to tracking data provided by shark researchers at OCEARCH.
OCEARCH is a nonprofit research organization that monitors the migratory patterns of sharks including great whites. Mary Lee is one of the sharks they’re monitoring.
A satellite tag was attached to the shark’s dorsal fin in September, 2012. The tag sends coordinates of her position via satellite whenever she breaks the water’s surface.
Mary Lee — along with “Katharine,” another great white — has surfaced several times off the North Carolina coast in the past few years.