Did Researchers Just Find Mary Lee The Shark’s Birthplace?
Due to her frequent visits to the New Jersey coast over the last few years, Mary Lee the great white shark has become just about as much of a celebrity as Snooki and JWoww (and probably more beloved). Now, researchers think that they've made a major discovery just north of us.
The organization that keeps tabs on Mary Lee and a number of other sharks, OCEARCH, has found what they think is the first known great white shark birthing ground just off the coast of Long Island.
It's a significant discovery. The life of a great white shark is still a bit of an enigma to scientists, so finding what is believed to be a shark "nursery" is a major piece to the puzzle of a great white's life.
It's hard to know if the Montauk birthing site is the birthplace of Mary Lee specifically, but it's certainly a possibility, and more importantly, it's a major step to understanding these curious creatures.