First Great White Shark to cross Atlantic

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Lydia, the 15 foot (4.5m) Great White Shark, is set to become the first of her recorded species to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Lydia is currently heading for British shores and could be the first of her species to swim from one side of Atlantic to the other.

Currently 1000 miles off the Cornish Coast and swimming with a speed of 35mph, Lydia could be in British shores within a few days.

US scientists have been tracking Lydia’s journey after fitting her with a tracking device in Florida.

Lydia does not officially cross the Atlantic until she crosses the Mid Atlantic Ridge, which no other Great White has ever done.

Watch the video below to see the team of scientist tagging Lydia in 2013.

Article written by  D Mulhern

9 Responses

  1. Did you know that the rate of 250,00 sharks are getting fished out of the ocean.

  2. it is a big shark I would never go in water with that beast in my whole entirer life.

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