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Tiger shark making waves near Myrtle Beach and on Twitter

Left: Chessie the Tiger Shark (Source: OCEARCH.org), Right: Snooki (Source: Twitter) Left: Chessie the Tiger Shark (Source: OCEARCH.org), Right: Snooki (Source: Twitter)
Map showing Chessie's track since May 18, 2015. (Source: OCEARCH.org) Map showing Chessie's track since May 18, 2015. (Source: OCEARCH.org)
Screen captures of the twitter exchange. Screen captures of the twitter exchange.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Just weeks after being tagged by OCEARCH, a tiger shark is making waves near Myrtle Beach, and mixing it up on social media with an MTV reality show star.

Chessie, named after the Chechessee River in Port Royal Sound where she was tagged on May 18, was last pinged Tuesday morning in the waters about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, according to the OCEARCH Shark Tracker.

On Tuesday afternoon, Chessie's (unverified and unofficial) Twitter account tweeted:

“I'm not an advocate of eating humans... However a show called "Shark Week meets @snooki" would be a blockbuster...”

To which the Jersey Shore star Nicole Polizza responded:

“Yasssss bring it on jaws!”

Chessie corrected Snooki, and offered to bring in a familiar heavy-hitter to help out:

“Actually I'm a tiger shark, but my friend @MaryLeeShark might take you up on that offer chum -:()”

You can follow Chessie and Mary Lee on Twitter, and track them on OCEARCH.org, the website for the non-profit organization dedicated to research on great white sharks and other large apex predators.

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