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Great White Shark Spotted Near Fort Lauderdale

The shark named Katharine was last tracked Friday night 25 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

By Alexandra Leon
|  Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 3:37 PM EDT
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Researchers are tracking a great white shark that has slowly been making its way toward South Florida waters. Katharine the shark was last spotted Friday night 25 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

Researchers are tracking a great white shark that has slowly been making its way toward South Florida waters. Katharine the shark was last spotted Friday night 25 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

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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 Friday night in waters just 25 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

Researches said she could soon be by Miami if she continues swimming at the same pace.

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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