Once again, a 16-foot great white shark named Mary Lee hasreturned to the Grand Strand coastal area, according to the trackingwebsite Ocearch Global Shark Tracker.
The shark, which is among a few who have a tracking device attached byOcearch, returned to the area Wednesday after going as far south asJacksonville, Fla., earlier this month, according to the site.
The tracking device attached to Mary Lee, the shark named after OCEARCHfounder Chris Fischer's mother, last pinged at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday off theshore of Georgetown near Winyah Bay according to the site . The shark'stracking device pings when she breaks the surface of the water.
The shark was first spotted swimming in the Atlantic Ocean around theMyrtle Beach coast on Nov. 27 and has made several visits as it traveledalong the Carolina coast and down into waters along the Georgia and Floridacoastlines, according to Ocearch .
The shark was tagged Sept. 17 near Cape Cod Bay, Mass., according to thesite. Mary Lee is a mature female 16 feet long and weighing 3,456 poundswhen she was tagged.
In her description, Fischer wrote he had been waiting for ``a special sharkto name after his mother, and this is truly the most historic and legendaryfish I have ever been a part of.''