Shark Spotters of Cape Town have deployed their shark safety net getting ready for the season. I wish them a safe and successful year protecting the beaches. https://www.facebook.com/SharkSpotters/videos/700113267270198
The new book is doing surprisingly well! With the late release and Covid I had very low expectation but it has been surprising. Yesterday I saw it in two store where I was shopping, that was quite a thrill. The History of New York Shark Attacks will be released on schedule in April. And I … Continue reading The New Book
As we approach Halloween Great White's continue to ping off our coast. Lots of activity off the Jersey Shore!
As beaches loose their lifeguards for the season, there still seems to be a number of bathers in the waters. In the last two weeks at least three tagged Great Whites have been active in the waters between Montauk and Asbury Park. Martha, a 7' female. has pinged off Long Branch and East Hampton. Juvinile … Continue reading Great Whites active in NJ & NY Waters
The New Jersey Shark Attack File maintains records on shark & dangerous marine life incidents in New York & New Jersey Waters. It provides this information free to Lifeguards, Ocean Rescue Teams, and Beach Patrols in NY & NJ as a public service. NJSAF also offers training and consulting on marine biology & oceanography topics … Continue reading About N.J.S.A.F
By Robert J. Heyer This handbook was developed for use by investigators for the New Jersey/New York Shark Attack File (NJSAF). With minor modifications it can prove useful for investigators in other parts of the world. The information gathered by the NJSAF is designed for use by applied ocean rescue professional. Though the information is … Continue reading The Shark Attack Investigators Handbook: For Lifeguards & Ocean Rescue Professionals
I am proud to be a professional member of ISLA and support the international drowning prevention program. https://www.islasurf.org/
Thanks News 12 for mentioning the new book in the story at the link below!! Much appreciated! http://newjersey.news12.com/story/42496460/police-warn-of-several-reports-of-possible-bull-shark-sightings-in-new-jersey-river
Thank you so much to Greg and Sarah from Shark Spotters of South Africa. You gave me so much of your time and assistance with the initial stages of the New York & New Jersey Shark Watch Program. Special thanks to Greg for the invitation to visit in Capetown!!! https://sharkspotters.org.za/safety/spotting/
Special Statement to New Jersey Lifeguards & Beach Patrols from NJSAF There have been reports of possible Bull Sharks in the Navesink Estuary. Bull Sharks can reach lengths of 10', but are typically 5 to 8' in NJ waters. The scientific name of the Bull Shark is Carcharhinus leucas. Bull Sharks have been known to … Continue reading Special Statement for New Jersey Lifeguards 8/16/2020
The Navesink & Shrewsbury Rivers are full of cow nosed rays! This is likely why Bull Sharks have been sighted. The rays are abundant this year. As early as three weeks ago I spotted them at Allenhurst Beach.