CapeCodOnline: Great white sharks are kind of like snowbirds. Some head south in September; others linger deep into autumn.

“There are sharks that do stick around, and some leave early, and we don’t know why,” Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries shark expert Greg Skomal said Wednesday [November  14].

Skomal provided an update on the finned class of 2012, the great white sharks that he and other researchers tagged this summer off Cape Cod. So far, the star pupil is Mary Lee, a nearly 3,500-pound fish that has provided interesting migration information to researchers.

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