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Lydia was the first shark to be tagged off the Southeastern U.S. coast and most recently, she is the first white shark to be documented for crossing the Atlantic Ocean...now it's believed she could be pregnant. More >>
A shark named Lydia that was tagged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, last March continues to make history.
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP/WCIV) - A 16-foot great white shark named Mary Lee is among those who like calling North Carolina home.The Ocearch Shark Tracker has kept track of the 3,500-pound Mary Lee since sheMore >>
A 16-foot great white shark named Mary Lee is among those who like calling the Carolinas home. The Ocearch Shark Tracker has kept track of the 3,500-pound Mary Lee since she was tagged in September off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Great white shark numbers are surging in the western North Atlantic after decades of decline.
A new study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says great white abundance in the area has climbed since about 2000. The scientists report the shark's growing numbers are due to conservation efforts and greater availability of prey.
The Journal PLOS ONE published the study. It adds recent unpublished data to previously published records to create a dataset of 649 confirmed white shark sightings from 1800 to 2010. Study author Cami McCandless says the data reveal "the species appears to be recovering."
The reports says white shark abundance in the western North Atlantic collapsed in the 1970s and '80s and is now down more than 30 percent from its historical high estimate in 1961.
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