Check out our friends at the Living Sharks Museum in RI. They have a great display at on the New Jersey 1916 attacks. https://www.livingsharks.org/incidents
A second thank you to the AMNH, this time to the research staff. Thank you so much for you assistance yesterday. Researching evidence from the 1916 attacks for our upcoming shark week documentry! Thank you again!!!!
Thank you for the American Museum of Natural History for the great shark exhibit tour. Sadly it closed today. It was nice to see it behind the scenes before it closed. https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/sharks
The shark trolls are out so postings are going back to lifeguard members only for now.
By Robert J. Heyer For years it has been assumed that the 1916 shark attacks in New Jersey ended on July 12th in Matawan Creek, but it appears this is not the case. On the following day of July 13 three incidents would take place within 11 miles of each other. The first incident occurred … Continue reading The 1916 Attacks Didn’t End in Matawan Creek
By Robert J. Heyer On June 30, 1916 at Atlantic City, New Jersey an unnamed boy aged, 10 to 12, went swimming on a hot afternoon at a north Atlantic City inlet beach. He spotted a large fin in the water and started to return to shore. As he swam towards the beach he was … Continue reading New Time-Line for the First 1916 New Jersey Shark Attack
The mauve jellyfish continues this week to be a nascence at the Jersey Shore. Stings have been reported from Atlantic City to Sandy Hook. Lifeguards should be on the lookout for the Mauve Jellyfish and prepared to render first aid to stings. The Mauve Jellyfish is not typically found so close to shore, but the … Continue reading Mauve Jellyfish Alert
NJSAF will be starting our Shark and Dangerous Marine Life Investigation Course as the summer lifeguard season winds down. Our goal is to have more lifeguards certified as investigators. It is such a specialized field and I want to add to my trainers this year. We lost a great investigator and trainer with the passing … Continue reading Shark and Dangerous Marine Life Incident Investigation Course
Bull Sharks are one of the two species often given as possible culprits in the 1916 attacks. They were well known in New Jersey waters at the time as can be seen in the case of the Lake Takanassee Tigers. During the early years of the 20th Century the Asbury Park Fishing Club would gather … Continue reading Bull Sharks Historically Known in NJ Waters
By Robert J. Heyer We all know the scene, a young girl swimming alone at night, when suddenly the ominous music starts playing. In seconds her midnight swim turns into the most horrible death imaginable. There is little doubt that the release of the book, and later movie, Jaws changed how many people think about … Continue reading Do Jaws-Size White Sharks Roam Our Coasts?