Great white shark returns to SC coast

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A two-ton great white shark is spending the holiday feasting off South Carolina's shores.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/TilwL6 ) that a satellite tag on the 16-foot-long shark named Mary Lee pinged repeatedly on Thanksgiving Day. It's believed she's feeding on streams of bait fish moving offshore with the Gulf Stream.

The pings show Mary Lee circled about five miles off Hunting Island, across St. Helena Sound from Edisto Beach.

Trackers believe the great white shark came close to the Isle of Palms earlier this month and might have ventured into Charleston Harbor. She traveled as far south as Florida before turning back.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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