Experts: Only 10 reported NY shark attacks in past 100 years

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Prior to Wednesday, there were only 10 reported shark attacks over the past 100 years of recorded history in all New York waters, experts say.

Greg Metzger, a marine biologist from Southampton College, says the increased sightings have to do with its food source, bunker, swimming close to the shoreline.

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He says increases in bunker over the last few years have naturally increased the number of predators. Metzger also says humans are a “terrible food source for [sharks,] and they know that.”

Experts say swimmers should get out of the water if they see schools of fish or birds swirling above them.

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