SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (CBS) — People aren’t the only ones who love spending time at the Jersey Shore in the summer months. A Great White shark estimated to be about 12 feet long and weigh 1,000 pounds was spotted swimming near a fisherman’s boat less than 1 mile off Sea Isle City’s coast.
“Right off the coast of Sea Isle, look at this monster. Get away!”READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Woman Killed After Disgruntled Patron Fires At Least 15 Shots Into Northeast Philadelphia Bar, Police Say
That was said in a video of the encounter from Jim Piazza’s Facebook page.READ MORE: Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say
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Experts say Great White sharks migrate this time of the year and it’s not unusual for them to be spotted off the Northeast coast.