Facts You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
Few animals inspire the level of fear that sharks do, thanks to “Jaws” and other sensational tales of deadly encounters, and the number of unprovoked shark attacks was way up in 2021, researchers have reported. Sightings are already being reported in the Cape Cod and the Jersey Shore areas this season, including one massive Great White nicknamed Ironbound. But these admittedly intimidating creatures get a bad rap. If you’re thinking of break at the beach, here are some things to keep in mind about shark attacks, including just how unlikely they really are.