Mary Lee has returned to the Northeast.
The 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark was spotted off New Jersey’s coastline, reaching the tip of Cape May on Wednesday and was near Ocean City on Thursday.
The shark, whose movements are tracked online, has traveled more than 24,000 miles since she was tagged with an electronic tracker off Cape Cod, Mass., in 2012 by OCEARCH. The nonprofit group researches sharks.
Mary Lee became well known to the public in the spring when she appeared off the coast. She spent most of June and July in the waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and was in the North Carolina area in August.