Science Great white shark sightings send tourists running...to the beach!

A surge in great white shark populations off the US East Cost has drawn tourists hoping to glimpse the toothy marine predator.

By , Associated Press

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In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.