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First great white shark of 2015 tagged off Cape Cod

BOSTON -- The first great white shark of the year has been tagged off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy spotted the 13-foot female, named Avery, off Chatham on Monday.

Last year, 18 white sharks were tagged by Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries working with Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Following Mary Lee up the Atlantic

Another tagged great white shark has become somewhat of a social media sensation. Mary Lee, whose movements are tracked online, has traveled more than 20,000 miles since she was tagged with an electronic tracker off Cape Cod, in 2012 by OCEARCH.

@MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for the very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white. She's drawn over 50,000 followers with her playful updates and witty replies as the real life shark cruises up and down the East Coast.

People can track Mary Lee at or on Twitter.

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