Twitter using shark becomes social media sensation

By John Glenday | Reporter

May 20, 2015 | 1 min read

Twitter’s sole shark member, a 1.5 ton great white located off the US eastern seaboard, has become an unlikely social media sensation after amassing 65,800 followers.

The carnivorous beast has been basking in its new found fame after having an automated pinger attached by a brave marine biologist as part of a scientific study into the travel patterns for the animal.

Every time Mary Lee breaks the surface a tweet is issued notifying the world of her precise location, allowing followers of @MaryLeeShark to stay abreast of her oceanic meanderings.

Seeking to dispel filmic myths surrounding the beast’s temperament the account handler tweeted: “There are sharks in the ocean all the time. Don’t panic because I’m pinging.”

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