Great white shark nears N.J. coast, asks for Atlantic City dining recommendations

    Mary Lee's track today. (Image: OCEARCH)

    Mary Lee's track today. (Image: OCEARCH)

    She’s back!

    After visting a few times last year and possibly swimming in the Barnegat Bay in November, Mary Lee is once again near the New Jersey coast.

    The 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark, whose movements are tracked via GPS online by OCEARCH, a marine research organization, reemerged off the state today. 

    As of this afternoon, Mary Lee was dozens of miles off the coastline, according to a transmitted “ping,” a location sent to a satellite when the dorsal fin breaks the surface.

    And she’s hungry. 

    “I need some dining recommendations for Atlantic City,” @MaryLeeShark asked this afternoon. 

    Mary Lee became an internet sensation last spring after she appeared off the Jersey Shore. The shark has traveled more than 30,000 miles since being tagged in 2012. 

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