Great white sharks surface off coast of Savannah | savannahnow.com

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Great white sharks surface off coast of Savannah | savannahnow.com

he message from shark researchers sums it up: “Female shark hotspot?” tweeted the nonprofit Ocearch Tuesday afternoon. “Lydia, Genie & Mary Lee are off the coast of #Savannah, GA!”

All three great white sharks are fitted with satellite tags that last located them more than 100 miles off Savannah.

Genie surfaced long enough on Monday to ping in at 7:05 p.m. She’s a 2,300 pounder first tagged in September 2012 on Cape Cod. She’s since traveled more than 5,000 miles.

Mary Lee, a 16-foot, 3,500-pounder, also pinged in on Monday, doing so at 10:03 a.m., though she didn’t surface long enough to get a location. Her previous ping on July 17 put her in swimming distance of Genie’s most recent location. Mary Lee’s track shows her to be a coast lover, surfacing repeatedly along the coast from Maryland to Florida.

Lydia, a 14-foot-long, 2,000-pound great white, last pinged in on June 17, also in the same vicinity as Mary Lee and Genie. A real traveler, Lydia’s made a loop around the north Atlantic and logged more than 25,000 miles since her tagging in Jacksonville in March of last year.

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