Best animal stories of the week

  • Mary Lee is a great white shark and a social media celebrity.

    The shark, which was tagged off the coast of Cape Cod, is among hundreds of sharks that OCEARCH, a Utah-based organization, has tagged and tracked since 2007. She has more than 50,000 fans on Twitter (@MaryLeeShark) who follow her as she travels up and down the Eastern seaboard, posting witty updates all the way.

    The fake Twitter handle isn't affiliated with OCEARCH, but the organization appreciates the attention the messages have generated.

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