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Scientists track 2 great white sharks off coast

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Mary Lee was tagged by the tracking device in Cape Cod in September (Source: OCEARCH) Mary Lee was tagged by the tracking device in Cape Cod in September (Source: OCEARCH)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP/WCSC) - Scientists are tracking two great white sharks off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina as part of an effort to learn more about their migration patterns and raise awareness of the species.

Genie, a 14-foot, nearly 2,300-pound shark, and Mary Lee, a 16-foot, nearly 3,500-pound shark, were both tagged with a satellite tracking device in September.

Mary Lee has been tracked all over the South Carolina coast over the past few weeks.

The sharks are being tracked by Ocearch, a nonprofit research organization named for a combination of "ocean" and "research." It is funded by sponsors and donors, and a South Africa expedition was the subject of History channel's "Shark Wranglers."

The project aims to help shed light on the sharks' migration patterns, protect breeding and birthing sites, improve public safety and raise awareness about sharks.

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