June 29, 2017
James Sulikowski, Ph.D., professor of Marine Science at the University of New England, was interviewed after a shark was spotted multiple times off the coast of Wells, Maine.
Sulikowski told WCSH that the shark was likely a basking shark, which is large but has no teeth and feeds on plankton. But he said more white sharks should be expected in Maine waters.
"White sharks will be moving up here in the next couple of years, if not sooner, and will have a larger presence mainly because there are a lot of seals around and their food source is increasing,” said Sulikowski. So with an increasing food source, you are going to see more white sharks."
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