Why great white shark sightings are good news

By Sarah Zielinski, 11:32 AM June 30, 2014

In the past week or so, people in the northeastern United States have been seeing a lot of probably disturbing reports of great white sharks: A group of friends fishing a mile off Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y., caught a baby great white, which they tagged and released. A tuna fisherman about six miles from Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay spotted a 16- to 18-foot shark circling his boat. And fishermen in New Jersey were startled by a great white that chewed on the chum bag they had hung ...

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