The Seaside Shark


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When Julia took a look at the algae bloom on Verona Park Lake the other week she noted that the hot weather that was causing that problem also seemed to be bringing more sharks to the Jersey Shore.

So we maybe shouldn’t have been surprised when Verona native Barry Battista posted to his Facebook page this video of a shark at Seaside getting way too close to shore. The video was taken by another beach-goer but Battista says he’s seen quite a few large thresher sharks while fluke fishing this year. says beaches up and down the Shore have been closed by shark sightings recently.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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