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Great White Shark Makes Way Down Florida Coast

The shark named Katharine was last tracked Wednesday by Boynton Beach.

By Alexandra Leon
|  Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 7:04 AM EDT
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Katharine the shark has been slowly making her way down Florida's east coast.

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Researchers are tracking a great white shark that has slowly been making its way toward South Florida waters.

The shark, named Katharine by nonprofit shark research group OCEARCH, was last tracked by satellite Wednesday around noon in waters just east of Boynton Beach. OCEARCH tweeted that Katharine was swimming south toward Fort Lauderdale.

OCEARCH has been following Katharine since August, when she was tagged in Cape Cod, Mass. Katharine is just over 14-feet long and weighs about 2,300 pounds. She's traveled a total of 3,685 miles since she was tagged.

To follow Katharine's progress, click here or follow her on Twitter @Katharine_Shark.

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