Cammen speaks to Sport Fishing about great white shark sightings in the Northeast

Kristina Cammen, assistant professor at the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Sport Fishing for an article about the increase in great white shark sightings in the Northeastern U.S. Cammen said that the 20th century seal population in New England was reduced so dramatically that sharks as the apex predators stayed far offshore. However, Cammen said that the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act resurrected seal, dolphin and whale populations. Since seal populations have climbed quickly, barely a day goes by when a shark isn’t spotted near shore from late June through Thanksgiving.