Swimmers won't find 'Jaws' at the Shore

Beachgoers need not let 'Shark Week' keep them from taking a dip at the Jersey Shore, according to a New Jersey shark expert. Dean Fessler, of the Princeton-based Shark Research Institute, says it is

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2009, 2:30 AM

Updated 5,468 days ago

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Beachgoers need not let 'Shark Week' keep them from taking a dip at the Jersey Shore, according to a New Jersey shark expert.
Dean Fessler, of the Princeton-based Shark Research Institute, says it is virtually impossible to spot a member of what was once a healthy white shark population off New Jersey. Not only are their numbers diminished, but Fessler adds shark bites are typically mistakes.
Humans aren't meaty or tasty enough for shark attacks to be commonplace. If we were, Fessler says, shark encounters would occur every day.
For more on sharks in New Jersey, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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