Scientist Says It’s ‘Normal’ for Sharks to ‘Grab’

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The increase in the number of recent shark attacks along the Carolina Coast has some people afraid to go to the beach ahead of the holiday weekend -- but Chris Fischer, chairman of OCEARCH, which tags Great White sharks around the world, says there’s no reason to get worked up.

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Fischer told FOX Business Network’s Charles Payne “if sharks wanted people… they’d be cruising around biting a lot more people.”

Fischer says “a peak of abundance” of bait brings bigger game and predators to the area and it’s normal to see a lot of smaller sharks “grab” people around this time of year.

“So from a scientist’s standpoint, you have a maximum amount of bait in that area this time of year, the summer’s peak. And occasionally… these sharks that come in all around that life get confused -- and you’re starting to see more of the typical kind of bite and release type of events that occur up and down the coast regularly every summer,” he said.

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