RUMSON, NJ: The Rumson Police Department reported that a Bull shark was seen by several residents in the Navesink River.
“There have been several reports of possible bull shark sightings in the Navesink River in the area of Navesink Avenue in Rumson. NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has been notified. They advised that no sightings have been confirmed as of yet but, as always, there is a possibility that sharks could be in our local waterways,” read the post published yesterday.
Attacks are extremely rare from this type of fish that can grow between 7 and 12 feet, and are the only species that can survive in both fresh and saltwater.
The Jersey Shore experienced a series of shark attacks back in 1916 and the book by Peter Benchley and film directed by Steve Spielberg inspired the movie “Jaws.”
The 1916 shark attacks began on July 1 where a 25-year-old man was fatally mauled in Beach Haven, and five days later, a 28-year-old hotel bellhop died in a lifeboat as he was rowed ashore.
The giant man-killer headed up north ending up in Matawan Creek where, within an hour of each other, the beast killed 12-year-old Lester Stillwell and 24-year-old Stanley Fisher on July 12.
Two days later, in 1916, a 300-pound Bull shark was caught in the Raritan Bay, dissected and 15 pounds of human remains were found in its stomach.
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