Great white sharks improving in N. America

Jun 20, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT
A painting is seen during JawsFest: The Tribute, a festival celebrating the film Jaws, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard on August 11, 2012 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
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In the 1970's and 1980's, the population of great white sharks declind because of fishing practices and other environmental changes, but the population is now back on the rise along the east coasts of the U.S. and Canada. NOAA Fisheries has been tracking the fluctuating numbers of sharks.

Background:

Great White Shark Population Growing Off U.S. East Coast [Brevard Times]

Great White sharks’ Population improving in North Atlantic – Scientists [Wall Street OTC]

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