Great Whites Mean Great Business on Cape Cod

A surge in shark sightings has tourists flooding to the beach in hopes of catching a glimpse of one of these apex predators.
1:51 | 07/22/14

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And, Michael, it's a head scratcher for me. A lot of sharks on the beach and that means people are going to the beach. These aren't my kind of people. There's been a surge of great white shark sightings at one of the summer tourist spots but instead of people keeping away, they said the beach is booming. Watch out. He could come up. Look out. Get back. Get back. Reporter: With jaw-dropping scenes like this in New Jersey last month. Look at that. And this in cape cod this past weekend -- There's a great white shark. Whoa. ? Reporter: You would think summer tourists would be fleeing the beaches faster than you could say "Jaws." Hey, everybody out! I see one. Reporter: But in Chatham, Massachusetts, tourists are flocking to the water to sink their teeth into shark mania. My son is obsessed with sharks. He loves it. His bedroom is shark gray so he loves it and wants to see more. Reporter: Eagle cape cod Goers tweeting about shark frenzy writing by one "Mark my word ex-I will see a great white." The raising sightings means great business. Local shops are offering everything from shark shirts and toys to shark bottle openers and the shark trend is big in the social media world, as well. A great white known as Katherine had become a Twitter favorite as people track her every movement on gps she popped up off the coast of Florida Monday. Unlike the sharks in the movies -- Any shark expert will tell you it's a killer. Reporter: Un provoprovoked great whites gem respect a threat to how manies and that means beaches and wallets will remain open for business. Well, you know, you could follow the shark Katherine on social network Twitter and she just said she is just misunderstood. I understand something. I'm not going in the water. A lot safer on Twitter than going to the beach. Exactly.

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