Great White Shark Passing By Bermuda Again

October 29, 2016

Lydia – the 2,000 lb, 14 foot 6 inch great white shark being tracked on her travels around the Atlantic Ocean – is getting set to pass in Bermuda’s vicinity again, according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a several times previously.

Photo of Lydia via OCEARCH/Robert Snow:

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On March 03, 2013, Lydia was tagged near Jacksonville, Florida, and since that time she has been tracked thousands of miles, and the adventures of the 2000lb shark have been notable, with her arrival in the UK making Lydia the first great white ever recorded to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Dr. Simon Thorrold from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution previously said, “Turns out Lydia is a diver, reaching a maximum depth of 3,543 ft. while she was out around the New England sea mounts, and regularly diving to at least 2,624 ft. as she traveled up past Bermuda through the Sargasso Sea.”

According to their tracking, Lydia is northwest of the island:


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  1. Widget says:

    How did this shark manage to cut across land in North Carolina?

  2. Swing Voter says:

    good thing that cow is too wide and can’t fit between the shoals and get inside the barrier reef!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Err , really ?
      How then do 1000′ long cruise ships and even submarines make it through this impenetrable ‘barrier reef’ ?

      • Swing Voter says:

        GPS and some damn good local M&P sailors that can visually navigate by sight

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Your implication was that the shark was too big to get through the reefs . Clearly if something fish shaped and thousands of times bigger than Lydia can get through then a lack of gps and pilots isn’t going to stop her .

          Besides , large sharks are common on the inside of the reefs.
          They’ve got things called fins and can go where they want.