On the East Coast, it's becoming a summer of the shark. At least five people have been bitten over the past couple of days. According to tracking sharks dot com, there have been 23 shark attacks so far this year in U.S. waters. Thankfully, none has been deadly. While unprovoked attacks are rare, experts say sharks are swimming closer to the shoreline than ever before to feed on smaller fish.
An American tourist has lost her leg after being bitten by a shark while vacationing in Turks and Caicos, police say.
Shark activity along the beaches of the U.S. Northeast has increased in recent years amid a rising seal population and conservation efforts, experts say.
Beaches on Long Island, in New York, are on heightened alert after officials say a shark bit a lifeguard who was playing a shark bite victim in a training drill.
A family member reportedly jumped in the water and “beat the shark” until the girl was freed.
One local beach temporarily closed due to a sighting.
"We were surprised to find that the sharks we tracked spent so much time near the lights and sounds of the busy city, often close to shore, no matter the time of day," the study author said.
Sea Life at Mall of America has welcomed a new resident, a baby zebra shark, for the summer of the shark. The shark was born at the Minnesota Zoo.