Coast Guard issues shark warning

BOSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard is telling recreational boaters
and paddlers to watch out for sharks in the ocean waters off New
England.
The Coast Guard issued the shark advisory Friday, just before
the long holiday weekend. The move comes days after a juvenile
great white shark was caught by a tuna boat in Stellwagen Bank, a
sandy underwater plateau that curves north from the tip of Cape
Cod.
The advisory from Coast Guard boating specialist Al Johnson says
the sharks could be about 15 feet long. He says that's big enough
to capsize a small boat or kayak.
Johnson says a passing shark "would surely find a splashing
paddle or dangling hand inviting."
He says boaters should steer clear of seal colonies or passing
pods of seals - a favorite food of sharks.


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