Great white shark swimming off Jersey Shore

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Friday, May 8, 2015
This 2012 picture shows a great white shark named Mary Lee when it was tagged off the coast of Cape Cod.

BRIGANTINE, N.J. -- You're gonna need a bigger boat.

A giant great white shark has been making the rounds off the Jersey coast just ahead of the summer season.

Mary Lee is a female, nearly 16 feet long and 3,456 pounds.

A tracking device used by OCEARCH puts Mary Lee off the Jersey Shore, about 10 miles east of Brigantine, just south of Long Beach Island.

OCEARCH is nonprofit organization that researches great white sharks, and it named Mary Lee after she was tagged in 2012.

It tracks all tagged sharks live on its website, as well as individual sharks like Mary Lee.

The shark has traveled almost 20,000 miles since she was tagged with an electronic tracker off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Here is a video of a SIMILAR chipping expedition off Cape Cod. This is the chipping of Betsy:

Mary Lee has been heading up the East Coast. She was off North and South Carolina last month.

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