Jaws always makes us a little skittish during the summer, so when we saw that there was a HUGE shark being tracked along the coast of Atlantic City – we were, well….what’s the word? Oh, yeah…scared.
While Atlantic City has seen its share of sharks over the years, none have been quite as big as the one being tracked by OCEARCH scientists. It’s 11 feet long and weighs 883 pounds, they say. The great white, which oceanographers have named “Freya,” is currently making her way north along the New Jersey coast, researchers say. Despite the ocean predator’s massive size, Atlantic City Beach Patrol Captain John Malecki tells locals there’s no need to worry. “It’s normal for sharks to migrate north,” he says. “The only sharks you have to worry about in Atlantic City are loan sharks.”