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Alarming shark attacks along the Atlantic

Credit to The National Wildlife Foundation.

Credit to The National Wildlife Foundation.

Catherine Egan

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This past summer, a few people got attacked/killed by sharks along the Atlantic Coast water. Earlier in the summer, specifically on July 18, 2018, two kids were bit by a shark less than an hour apart. In the first attack, which took place off the coast of Sailors Haven, a 12 year old girl named Lola was bitten by a shark when she was not even waist deep in the water. In an interview with NBC, she stated, “I was kind of in like shock almost cause it pulled [sic] and I was like, oh my gosh.” The second attack happened off the coast of Atlantique Beach, when a 13 year old boy who was boogie boarding was attacked by a shark. After getting help from lifeguards, the tooth of the shark was still punctured into his skin. More recently, Arthur Medici, 26, was fatally attacked by a shark at Newcomb Beach in Cape Cod on September 15, 2018. This was the first fatal shark attack at Cape Cod since 1936. The New York Times states that “experts point to a thriving community of seals off cape cod, that as its population has grown, so has the population of it’spredator, the great white shark.” Cape Cod has always been known as the shark hub due to its high concentration of seals around the coast, but a fatal attack worries locals and visitors. In the past summer, there have been a lot of highlighted news stories on shark bites and attacks that have put people on edge when going in the water in the Atlantic and anywhere.

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