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January 9th, 2013
07:07 AM ET

Researchers alert Jacksonville Beach police to great white shark tracked off Florida coast; OCEARCH Founder Chris Fischer shares details

This morning, “Early Start” shows you amazing video of researchers from "OCEARCH" yanking a 3,500 pound, 16-foot-long shark out of the water in September, just off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. They nicknamed her "Mary Lee," and she’s been very busy. Currently being tracked and monitored via GPS by the research group, you can see her activity in the last 72 hours on their website.

When the massive great white shark entered the surf zone early Tuesday morning at Florida’s Jacksonville Beach, about 200 yards offshore, the research group contacted Jacksonville Beach police and alerted them to the shark's presence. Police urged people to stay away. Chris Fischer is the Founder of OCEARCH. Also an expedition leader, Fischer is the one who tagged Mary Lee, and he joins us live from Park City, UT this morning with details.

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