By: Emily Himes
Katharine, the 2,300 pound great white shark tagged in 2013 has returned to Florida. In the fall, she was seen around the Cape Cod area, but as temperatures dropped, she slowly made her was down south. She swam down the Carolina coastlines and was seen on Friday near the Florida-Georgia border. On Saturday, she was seen a couple hundred yards off the coast of a beach near Jacksonville, FL.
Ever since being tagged two years ago, she Katherine has swam 10,000 miles, so these long journeys are normal for her. She was named after Katharine Lee Bates, who lived in Cape Cod and wrote the famous song “America the Beautiful.”