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New App Helps Track Sharks Along The Jersey Shore

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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.

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