Great White Shark Lydia travels 56,000 km in two years: Her habitat ‘spans the entire North Atlantic ocean’

I’m not on Twitter, but I’m tempted to join just so I can follow Lydia, the shark star with her own Twitter account.

National Post

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.

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.

Almost 4,000 Twitter fans are following the five-metre, 1,400-kilogram shark believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s. They can trace Lydia’s exploits each time her fin…

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6 thoughts on “Great White Shark Lydia travels 56,000 km in two years: Her habitat ‘spans the entire North Atlantic ocean’

  1. I’m on Twitter and now I’m following Lydia too. I’ve also pinged a heap of my followers to join me.
    IMHO, Twitter is more fun than Facebook 😉 Thanks for the tip Andy!

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