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Where's 'Katharine' been?

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Katharine, the well-known great white shark tracked by OCEARCH, has been spending a good amount of time outside the Carolinas.

The 14-foot shark last pinged in the waters of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week. Her latest 20 or so pings have come from that area of the Atlantic. Scientists say it's usual for sharks to make their way north into cooler waters during the heat of the summer months.

Related: 'Katharine' moves north, outside of Daytona Beach

Katharine made her way up the eastern U.S. after making her way around the state of Florida. She was tracked in the Gulf for much of the month of July, swimming the closest to shore near Sarasota.

Related: How well do you know Florida sharks?

Katharine's migration is being tracked by OCEARCH. The female shark was tagged by Mote Marine scientists with OCEARCH in August 2013 in Cape Cod, Mass.

Sharks are pinged when their dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water. Katharine has traveled more than 5,300 miles.

You can track Katharine and other sharks at www.ocearch.org.

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