Hello Pico and Jane — Two Sharks Ping off of the South Jersey Shore
Over the past couple of years, Mary Lee, the great white shark, became quite a celebrity up and down the Jersey shore. But for whatever reason, we haven't heard from her in quite some time. Luckily, a couple of her relatives are now spending some time around here.
Ocearch.com is currently tracking two sharks off of the South Jersey shore, Pico and Jane.
Pico is a male mako shark. His tracking device pinged Sunday evening at a position well off of lower Long Beach Island after making a 4,000 mile journey to get here. This past May, he was in the Gulf of Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, then in July he was near Key West, FL, before he decided to make a trek up the east coast. Since around Labor Day weekend, Pico has been enjoying the Jersey Shore (don't worry - he's not near the beaches).
As for Jane, she's relatively new to the party. The first ping from her tracking device was just a few weeks ago well off of Cape Cod. Since then, she's been swimming southbound and was last reported to be several miles east of Ocean City as of November 5th.