A little-known fact, sharks can smell spray tan and hair gel in the water from over a quarter of a mile away.
Ok, maybe that’s not true, but we’re lost for any other reasons Jersey Shore’s sharks return year after year.
One great white was spotted last weekend, by citizen Jim Piazza who was fishing off of Sea Isle City in New Jersey, reported ABC 7.
“I almost ran it over. My son was like pointing to it like, ‘Hey, there goes a shark.’ And I’m like, ‘No way!’ So I made a loop around and yeah we circled it for about 10 minutes. It was just kind of swimming north towards Ocean City,” Jim told Action News.
Jim posted a video to TikTok, showing the Great White minding its business as it swam by the boat.
Great white 🦈 in SIC NJ less then one mile off coast. boats&pros #foxnews #channel10 #fox29philly #nbc10philly #uscoastgardcapemay @sea isle city @Sea Isle City @sea isle city ☀️ #sharkweek #sharks #sharks 🦈🦈🦈
The shark was estimated by Steve Nagiewicz, Marine Science teacher and shark conservationist, to have been a teenage shark, approximately 8 feet long, shared Action News.
To calm your nerves, you should know that most sharks aren’t violent towards humans. According to the National Ocean Service, “Only about a dozen of the more than 300 species of sharks have been involved in attacks on humans” and “sharks have more to fear from humans than we do of them.”
However, if you’re in the mood for some sleepless nights, you can check the tool that tracks the sharks for yourself. The tracker is called “OCEARCH” and it shows where sharks last surfaced, their weight and height etc.