In first, great white tracked across Atlantic

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Map courtesy of National Geographic's staff.

Map courtesy of National Geographic’s staff.

Say, have you met Lydia? She gets around.

Researchers have confirmed that a great white shark can make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the National Geographic reports.

The 14-foot-long shark was tagged (not tattooed) and nicknamed Lydia last March off Jacksonville, Florida.

By this month, she had meandered  20,000 miles, and is heading toward England. It’s the longest journey ever recorded for a great white.

Lydia’s  tag transmits her location to a satellite each time her dorsal fin goes above the ocean’s surface.

Now if we could just get one of those tag’s on the tail of every airliner …

 

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