Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets A bin is filled with plastic toy sharks in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. (AP photos)
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets
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Great white sharks are being spotted in growing numbers off New England's Cape Cod.

Shark T-shirts are everywhere. The movie "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters. Boats are taking tourists out to see the seal population that keeps attracting the sharks.

Tourists peer through binoculars in hopes of catching a glimpse of a shark fin. Chatham is on the elbow of the cape that has a large population of gray seals. Their blubber is the food of choice for great white sharks.

The number of great white sharks off the Eastern U.S. and Canada is surging. Shark sightings have soared.

Confrontations with people are rare. Only 106 unprovoked white shark attacks have taken place in U.S. waters since 1916. That's according to the University of Florida.

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  • dan16-Bla
    12/18/2014 - 12:59 p.m.

    that where i go for summer!!!!!!!Uh oh.What happens if we just bring the seals not near Chatam,would they leave because someone can get hurt

  • valeriec-Wre
    5/05/2015 - 01:16 p.m.

    like this story a lot but i rely do not like sharks

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