OUTER BANKS, NC (WVEC) -- This is the time of year when great white sharks migrate to colder water.
Right now popular shark Mary Lee is swimming near the Outer Banks.
OCEARCH, a non-profit group that researches great white sharks, pinged her on Thursday.
In the summer, great whites go up near Massachusetts and New York.
Here are a few quick facts about Mary Lee from OCEARCH:
- Mary Lee was tagged with a tracker off Cape Cod Sept. 17, 2012.
- She is 16 feet long.
- Since she was tagged in 2012, she has traveled 19,365 miles from Florida to Nova Scotia.
- She was named after a researcher's mother, after he described the shark as "Truly the most historic and legendary fish I have ever been a part of."