A female Great White shark, called Mary Lee, was tracked by the nonprofit OCREACH to the shores of the Jersey coast. Not too far from Seton Hall University, an almost 16 foot-long, 3,456-pound shark was seen Thursday morning near Wildwood and Cape Cod, N.j.
On Friday, the shark was seen further north near Long Beach Island, even closer to the University. I put together the facts of the sighting and how people are reacting to it on social media in a storify article on the exciting event.
Some users on Twitter seem to be panicking over the sighting, while others are excited. According to The Washington Post, a Twitter account was made to try to make light of the situation so people will be more fascinated than scared. Great Whites have only attacked a human 220 times since 1907, according to National Geographic. When you think about the number of attacks in that large of a time span, it does not seem like so much.