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1916 NJ Shark Attacks: The Aftermath

As you can imagine, news of the string of attacks sparked mass hysteria, on a national level, although it was not immediate.  After the first incident, the state fish commissioner of Pennsylvania wrote in the Philadelphia Public Ledger: After the second incident however, the news...
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1916 Shark Attacks: The Real Jaws

Part 1/2: The Timeline & Victims The summer blockbuster of 1975, Jaws, has captivated the imaginations of people worldwide. At the same time, it’s also nurtured our instinctual fear of the unknown, and resulted in an irrational terror of sharks. The movie, however, has...