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Shark Sightings Continue Off The Jersey Shore Coast

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Summer is in full swing at the Jersey Shore and while everyone wants to have fun in the sun and hit the beach, the ocean can be a dangerous place.

Recently there has been several reported shark sightings off the Jersey Shore. Last week, Cape May, New Jersey resident Steve Clark caught a Great White shark on video taking his chum bucket. However, that wasn't the only shark caught close to the Garden State.

In Avalon, a group of fisherman including Captain Joe, Silent Pete and Captain Len traveled 35 miles into the ocean to chase sharks. Captain Len says that he is no rookie though. He’s caught around 50 sharks before.

Shark fishing is dangerous; sharks can actually jump up in the air and on the boat. So the fisherman took extra precautions preparing the deck as they baited the lines and threw out fish to attract the sharks.

After an hour, they caught a 125 pound mako shark, which took them 30-minutes to reel in! The three men took careful precision to kill him before bringing him on board, but the shark was still alive. So they threw it back in the ocean to wait a little longer before putting the shark back on the boat.

Mako sharks aren't the only sharks seen in the Jersey Shore waters; there have also been sightings of tiger sharks and great whites. Experts says, the trick is to be careful. But don't worry, there is no real danger up-close by the beaches. So enjoy your fun in the sun!

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