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article imageGreat white killer shark heading for British coast

By Kev Hedges     Mar 8, 2014 in Environment
A 15-foot-long great white shark called Lydia has been spotted swimming towards the Cornish coastline in Britain, and is expected to arrive in UK waters by Monday.
Storms, high winds and heavy rains, which lasted for nearly three months, have given way to more settled conditions in the UK over the past week. This weekend temperatures are expected to reach 18c (64F) in some parts of the south and this will see thousands flock to the coast to enjoy some of the spring heatwave conditions.
However, Lydia's unexpected appearance in the mid-Atlantic could make the 2,000-lb beast become the first ever tracked shark to cross the Atlantic. Lydia is being monitored as part of the Ocearch project, which aims to learn more about the movement of whales and sharks across our oceans, reports Daily Mail.
Tagging the sea monster was a monumental feat in itself, as the team on the Ocearch Project had to haul the shark with heavy machinery and fit the tracking device which is now linked to a satellite. Lydia has so far swum over 19,000 miles since the tracker was fitted just off the coast of Florida. In the last three days the hungry shark has covered 380 miles in her search for food.
Biologists now believe she is much closer to Europe than North America. However, Lydia could just as easily head towards Portugal, Spain, Ireland or the Mediterranean instead. But her current track has seen her heading in the general direction of Ireland and Britain at this time. Fortunately, great white sharks prefer seals and dolphins to humans but keeping out of its way just in case is strongly recommended.
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