Great white sharks 'pinging' off SC coast

Beaufort GazetteJanuary 6, 2014 

A pair of special, extra-large visitors are making their rounds off the coast of the Lowcountry.

Great white sharks Genie and Mary Lee are Lowcountry regulars, repeatedly pinging their location off the South Carolina coast to the satellites that track them, according to OCEARCH, the nonprofit organization that tagged the sharks to study their migrating habits.

After three months of silence, the nearly 15-foot, 2,292-pound Genie pinged Sunday along the Continental Shelf near Charleston.

She joins 16-foot, 3,456-pound Mary Lee, who has repeatedly pinged her location along the Georgia coast since her tagging in 2012. Most recently, Mary Lee pinged her location just off Tybee Island on Dec. 24.

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