Just heard from History Press that the book is being released early. Advanced sales to stores has been brisk and they want to get it out early. Look for in in the next few days to be released!
Check out the great page on Freshwater Bull Shark Attacks! https://www.facebook.com/Freshwater-Bull-Shark-Awareness-Society-120510367971132/
Just did the first podcast for the new book! Check it out at this link! https://authorconversations.podbean.com/e/shark-attacks-along-the-jersey-shore/
At last my new book is to be released. A bit late because of the pandemic, but we are ready to go! https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467144995
When speaking to groups about my upcoming book (release date Aug. 17, 2020) I am often asked "how did I become interested in Human/ Marine Wildlife conflict resolution"? The answer lays in my childhood growing up on the Jersey Shore and spending summers in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Each summer day I would head to the … Continue reading My Life as a Marine Wildlife Manager
When one thinks of dangerous marine life in New York & New Jersey waters, sharks come right to mind. As history has proven this is true and different species of shark have been involved in contact with humans resulting in injury and occasional death. Great White, Hammerhead, Bull, Sand Tiger, and Mako sharks have all … Continue reading Expanding Our Mission
Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus), also known as Mossbunkers, are a common food for New Jersey Sharks. Sharks often drive them into shallow waters were they are trapped. At least one historical attack in the Navesink Estuary is the result of sharks following this abundant food source.
All information presented in this handbook is for educational purposes only. The writer assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this information. The reader assumes full and complete responsibility for their actions and use of this material and holds the writer harmless from all legal claims and responsibilities. Shark’s and shark attacks are … Continue reading North Atlantic Shark Spotter Handbook
When looking at Possible suspects for the attacks. There are several facts that can be drawn from the eye witness descriptions. One of these is of course size of the shark. The size of the shark in all attacks is fairly consistent at 9-10’. When looking at sharks of New Jersey waters that reach this … Continue reading Using Size to Find the 1916 Attack Culprit
When I tell people I am a Fisheries Biologist, they typically picture me working offshore counting and measuring fishes on a trawler, or perhaps, waste deep in a cold mountain stream tagging trout. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I am more likely to be found New York City’s Chinatown or at an … Continue reading Fisheries Biologist
Did you know that a purple flag flying at the beach is the warning for dangerous marine life? It may or may not be sharks. Jellyfish and other dangerous animals may also raise the alert. For your safety at the beach, always pay attention to beach warning flags!
As the Spring comes to a rather cold end, we are starting to see signs that the big fish are coming back. This week there are been large numbers of dear Menhaden (Mossbunkers) in the Navesink River. It is always sad to see the dead fish floating after dying of oxygen deprivation. Many can still … Continue reading The big fish are coming!