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"Katharine" the Great White Shark off Boynton Beach

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A great white shark named "Katharine" appears to enjoy swimming the waters along the east coast of Florida.

Just two days after her transmitter sent a "ping" off the coast of Stuart, according to OCEARCH it was off the coast of Boynton Beach at 12:18 p.m. Thursday.

The tracking of the shark's navigation is unprecedented after it was tagged Aug. 19, 2013 off Cape Cod.

The satellite tags were attached to the dorsal fins of the animals.  Data can be collected when the sharks pass near the surface of the water.

Katharine weighs 2,300 pounds and has been swimming along the Treasure Coast of Florida since early this week before heading into South Florida.

Since the fish was tagged, it has traveled more than 3,735 miles.

Katharine is named for Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the song "America the Beautiful".

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