No need to panic about that great white shark 'just off' Daniel Island's shore

Mary Lee when she was tagged in September.

Satellite tracking of a tagged great white shark ruffled some Lowcountry feathers after it pinged the shark in water just off Daniel Island.

But researchers are saying that data point was almost certainly an aberration, however they don't doubt that the shark was close to Lowcountry waters and may have briefly entered the mouth of the Charleston Harbor before continuing south towards Savannah. 

The 16-foot 3,456-pound "Mary Lee" was tagged on the 17th of September off the coast of Cape Cod. 

You can view the shark's tracking data over here, and see the screen capture of the erroneous data point that stirred the to-do below.


Screen capture by City Data user "cape_fisherman".

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