New App Helps Track Sharks Along The Jersey Shore - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

New App Helps Track Sharks Along The Jersey Shore

Posted: Updated:
Belmar, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Ocearch is a non-profit organization that tags sharks in our area and then tracks them. People are able to see their travels online and locals have recently come to find out that there’s a 16-foot great white somewhere off Atlantic City.

Alan Markulin with Fin-Omenal Sport Fishing said that he’s pulled in more sharks than he can remember, and he says sharks make really sassy targets for sportsmen.

“We’ve caught some mako sharks that’ll try to climb in the boat. When you get ‘em close to the boat and you’re about ready to gaff ‘em, they’ll try to get in the boat, like they see you, and they will try to attack you,” he explained.

Markulin said that the location where Ocearch’s trackers have spotted the great white is in the deep ocean where his team often goes to do serious fishing, a hundred miles offshore. He said that when trying to catch a prize, it’s all about the bait.

“The chum bucket next to the boat, they come up and they hit the chum bucket and they start biting on the bag. You take a boat hook and you poke them away, that’s how close the sharks are, they come right next to the boat,” Markulin explained.

New Jersey’s never really been known for shark attacks except for a notable series of events nearly a hundred years ago. These incidents are more prevalent in the south part of the country and Alan says that bull sharks are responsible for a lot of them. In fact, the 1916 New Jersey attacks are attributed by many to bull sharks as well.

For the fishing experience of your life -- go to Fin-ominalcharters.com.

Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Assemblyman Pushes To Reinstate Death Penalty In NJ

    Assemblyman Pushes To Reinstate Death Penalty In NJ

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:13:49 GMT
    In the wake of the turmoil in Jersey City and the recent murder of Officer Melvin Santiago, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer says that the state needs to reconsider reinstating the death penalty. Dancer believes that the death penalty is the full force of justice.
    In the wake of the turmoil in Jersey City and the recent murder of Officer Melvin Santiago, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer says that the state needs to reconsider reinstating the death penalty. Dancer believes that the death penalty is the full force of justice.
  • Cop Killer’s Sister Speaks Out

    Cop Killer’s Sister Speaks Out

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:37:04 GMT
    Shamaniak Nurideen-Walton, the sister of Lawrence Campbell, the man who killed Officer Melvin Santiago in cold blood in Jersey City last week has finally broke her silence. She says that her and her family are seeking a lawyer because they say that some of the details that they are hearing from community members and witnesses just aren’t adding up.
    Shamaniak Nurideen-Walton, the sister of Lawrence Campbell, the man who killed Officer Melvin Santiago in cold blood in Jersey City last week has finally broke her silence. She says that her and her family are seeking a lawyer because they say that some of the details that they are hearing from community members and witnesses just aren’t adding up.
  • Christie Noticeably Absent During Clinton’s Visit To NJ

    Christie Noticeably Absent During Clinton’s Visit To NJ

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:34:41 GMT
    On Thursday, Hillary Clinton made her one and only book stop in Ridgewood, New Jersey promoting her memoir, Hard Choices, which details her life as Secretary of State. This one stop ironically was on the same day that Governor Chris Christie was out of town in Iowa on several fundraising stops. Was his absence a coincidence?
    On Thursday, Hillary Clinton made her one and only book stop in Ridgewood, New Jersey promoting her memoir, Hard Choices, which details her life as Secretary of State. This one stop ironically was on the same day that Governor Chris Christie was out of town in Iowa on several fundraising stops. Was his absence a coincidence?
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices