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Mary Lee has company; another shark pings off Carolina coast

Since March 2013, Lydia has swam more than 25,000 miles. Since March 2013, Lydia has swam more than 25,000 miles.
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In addition to Mary Lee, another shark is swimming off the Carolina coast. 

Lydia, a Great White, “pinged” Wednesday, November 7, according to OCEARCH.
The female shark measures 14 feet 6 inches long and weighs a ton, OCEARCH reports.

To date, Lydia has traveled more than 25,000 miles since she was first tagged in March 2013.

Just eight months ago, she “pinged” near Greenland.

According to OCEARCH:
A “ping” is determined when the tagged shark's dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite overhead. The transmission then sends back an estimated geo-location.

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