Researchers tag, release great white shark off Florida coast

OCEARCH: Lydia weighs about 2,000 pounds, has GPS device attached to her

Published On: Mar 04 2013 03:31:31 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 04 2013 03:33:32 PM EST
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MAYPORT, Fla. -

Researchers with the OCEARCH program say they have tagged and released a great white shark that they caught Sunday off the coast of Mayport.

Lydia weighs about 2,000 pounds and is 14-feet, 6-inches long, according to researchers.

Researchers said Lydia has a GPS device attached to her so researchers can track her movements in the water.

Lydia is named after Lydia Moss Bradley, the founder of Bradley University, a longtime friend of Caterpillar Inc.

OCEARCH is a nonprofit ocean research company that says it has been tracking great white sharks off the coast since last summer.