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Increase in shark sightings
There's an increase in shark sightings at the beach. It turns out those hammer heads and great whites aren't just invading your TV screen - shark sightings are on the rise in the real world too. From the Carolinas to Florida to the California coast. Researchers are even tracking an increase in great white sharks off Cape Cod. But they also say the worldwide shark population is actually at an all-time low. Experts say the close encounters are due to humans spending more time in the water.
"I saw it and then when he bit me and jumped up, like I actually kind of tried to push him away and he got off. If you've fallen out of the boat when this thing swimming around you were lunch. When you have more people out there looking, or more people on or above the water and when you have more eyeballs out there, you're gonna get more shark sightings. If anything we're encroaching on sharks habitat more so than otherwise, said Marine Scientist Greg Skomal.
Scientists also say it is extremely rare to be attacked by a shark.