Sharks sightings increase by the day, as summer kicks in, and on the Jersery shore, it's no different, as beachgoers there are beginning to encounter the finned fish regularly.
But, reports, News12 New Jersey, the sharks on scene thus far are dogfish sharks, according to a local expert. They're small, relative to some other shark species -- ranging anywhere from about 2.5 to 5.5 feet long.
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"This is their home and you're in it. If you leave them alone, they're not going to bother you," aquarium scientist Connor Gibbons told the station.
However, dogfish are anything but ordinary in one area. Their dorsal spines are coated with a venom that can be toxic (mildly so) to people who touch them. Indeed, "it's strictly a defensive mechanism," Gibbons said, and it only comes into play when and if people try to handle them.
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