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Jersey shore unfazed by great white shark surge

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By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - Despite a surge in the great white shark population and some recent sightings off the Jersey shore, beachgoers still plan to hit the beach for the Fourth of July weekend.

A study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists finds numbers of the great white, immortalized in the film "Jaws," are surging along the East Coast.

And in recent weeks, fishermen have encountered great whites off Cape May and Long Beach Island.

But most beachgoers say that won't keep them out of the water.

Fisherman T.J. Loughran says he caught several brown sharks off the beach in Ship Bottom last week, but isn't afraid of great whites.

Skimboarder Logan Sheehan says most shark attacks are accidental and happen further offshore than where he boards.

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