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Great Whites Jump in Numbers June 27, 2014
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“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water,” two new studies find great white shark numbers are rebounding off both the east and west coasts of the United States.

NOAA said that since 1997, the great white shark population has grown by about 42 percent. Around the time the movie “Jaws” was made 39 years ago, their population had plummeted by 70 percent from historic levels.

The environmental agency attributes the rebound to a greater number of seals, the sharks’ favorite food, along with a federal ban on hunting them and conservationists’ efforts to improve their image.

Photo: NOAA