How Lydia the great white is teaching scientists about sharks

Global News

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Lydia has her own Twitter account and a dorsal fin tracker that over the last two years has given scientists and the public first ever details about great white sharks.

Since she was tagged with a locator device off Jacksonville, Fla., on March 3, 2013, Lydia has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres over the mid-Atlantic ridge toward Europe and western Africa then back again.

READ MORE:Lydia the great white shark once again nearing Canada

She appears to be navigating an uncannily accurate pattern that had her making a beeline for the Florida coast almost exactly two years to the day she was tagged. In both years she swam from the southeastern United States up to the waters off Newfoundland before heading out into the open North Atlantic.

WATCH: Lydia visits Newfoundland in 2013
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Almost 3,000 Twitter fans are following the five-metre, 1,400-kilogram shark…

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