Beach-goers could possibly get a glimpse of two famous great white sharks said to be cruising through the waters off the Jersey Shore and along the coast of Delaware this Memorial Day weekend.
The two sharks are named Mary Lee and Cisco, and they’ve been tracked for years by non-profit shark-tracking group OCEARCH.
Weighing in at a hefty 3,456 pounds and roughly the size of a mini-van, Mary Lee is a mature 16-foot-long great white shark. A frequent visitor to the Jersey Shore, she was seen near Cape May, New Jersey and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday and continued to swim in the area on Sunday. She appeared on OCEARCH’s radar at 7 a.m. Sunday morning approximately 15 miles east-southeast of Cape May and was reported to be heading north.
Researchers have been keeping an eye on the massive shark’s movements after tagging her in the waters off Cape Cod on September 17, 2012.
The much smaller Cisco weighs roughly 362 pounds and is 8-feet, 7-inches long. The young male shark appeared on radar at 4 a.m. on Friday near Delaware Bay. As of Saturday, he was located in an area between Rehoboth Beach and Cape May.