Why Great White Sharks Are Making a Comeback in NY and NJ

Thursday, July 17, 2014

great white shark The great white shark population is growing in the waters off the NY and NJ coasts. (Copyright: Alexius Sutandio/Shutterstock)

After decades of decline, the population of great white sharks off the coast of New York and New Jersey is making a comeback. Researchers are even beginning to wonder if there may be a white shark nursery in the area. N.O.A.A. shark researcher Tobey Curtis joins us to explain why the population is making a comeback and why more white sharks is a good thing for the environment.


Tobey Curtis

Comments [4]


Jul. 17 2014 01:49 PM
Melissa Michaelson from Brick,NJ

With all do respect,isn't the WS nursery already documented twice!? I'm not understanding why everyone's pretending its not? Am I missing something here? I will be listening in and hoping they will be taking calls from the public because this girl has some questions lol. These assumptions of nurseries in SC and the Gulf made because a radioshacked shark stopped by with no scientific evidence to back is getting old. The research and continual documented incidental catches in NJ and the NY Bight speak for themselves IMO.

Jul. 17 2014 12:13 PM

YAY GREAT WHITES! hopefully the need for bullshit foods like shark fin soup will decline and humanity will realize we need these apex predators

Jul. 17 2014 12:10 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Sharks are amazing, complex, environmentally crucial creatures that are killed by the millions for their fins and because of their unjustified reputations.

Jul. 17 2014 12:03 PM

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