Katharine the great white shark found off Florida coast

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A massive female great white shark that was located off Southwest Florida in 2014 has been found again, this time off the east cost of the state.

Katharine, who tips the scales at 2,300 pounds, is one of dozens of sharks that have been tagged and tracked by OCEARCH, a collective of marine biologists who follow sharks and report their findings to other scientists and the public.

At 14-feet, 2-inches, she swam into the Gulf of Mexico — an area that's not associated with high great white traffic — in May of 2014.

Her tag sent a signal Sunday, and she's now swimming between West Palm Beach and the Bahamas.

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