Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mary Lee the Great White Shark

Sometimes I understand why people think scientists are weird. Would you name a great white shark after your mother?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/31/meet-the-great-white-shark-named-mary-lee-thats-casing-the-waters-off-the-hamptons-coast/

A commenter on Liz Klimas's article snarked about "global warming causing these fish to be such adorable killers." Er...uh...actually I think the point of the story is that now that Mary Lee Shark has been named and fitted with a radio transmitter, we know where she is, so there's no problem with her being a killer. Just keep plenty of smaller fish in between her and you, and you're safe. Sometimes technology saves human lives.