Woah! This is pretty wild.
A man taking a stroll in Longport at the 12th Avenue beach spotted the unmistakable form of a shark’s body in the surf.
Biologists identified the animal as a sand tiger, a common species off the coast of New Jersey that is typically harmless to people.
“These animals are very common in the northeast and off New Jersey. They appear intimidating with their teeth, but are pretty docile sharks,” said a spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. “In fact, they are a popular shark in aquariums given their fierce look, and because they do well in captivity.”