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Great white shark named after Julian Edelman

A great white shark was named after the New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tweeted Friday.

The shark, who the conservancy said has returned to the area every year since 2011, was retagged Tuesday and earned himself the name “Jules.”

Jules was originally tagged in 2011 but “like @Edelman11, he dropped his coverage and his squirrelly behavior made it hard to get a new tag in him,” the conservancy said.

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