A great white shark has made her way towards South Jersey this week.

According to the OCEARCH shark tracker website, a sub-adult shark named Jane pinged 67 miles off the shoreline from Cape May County on Monday. 

Researchers say Jane is 10-feet long and weighs in at approximately 521 pounds. Jane was tagged in Canadian waters in October and has since traveled down the east coast.

A tracker "ping" occurs when a tagged shark surfaces the water for approximately 90 seconds. The locator is able to send a tracking signal, which is monitored by research scientists. 

While many sharks travel the Atlantic Coast, those tagged by OCEARCH researchers also get to surf the world wide web, with custom Twitter accounts where they often give updates. 

OCEARCH is a data and research organization that works to collect information previously unattainable in the ocean. 

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