Mary Lee, the great white shark that researchers from OCEARCH have been tracking for years, has become the most unlikely of celebrities.
Mary Lee fans are well aware of her social media presence (her Twitter account just hit 120,000!) as well as her travels along the coast, as she’s been tracked near the Hamptons, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
It's @OCEARCH official! We just hit 120,000 followers. Thanks new pals. Now for our next @SharkWeek challenge. Oh, @MichaelPhelps -;() pic.twitter.com/K9g8Zy4cXK— Mary Lee the shark (@MaryLeeShark) July 12, 2017
Mary Lee, the 17-foot, 3,500-pound great white shark, was tagged in September 2012 by OCEARCH researchers, which studies marine animals.
The cool thing is that the public can follow along with Mary Lee’s travels on the OCEARCH site and Instagram account, which allows you to easily find her whereabouts.