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Sharks Expected at Carolina Beaches

Posted May 30, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— May 31, 1996 - 5:15 p.m. EDT

You might want to pack some shark repellent in the beach bag this summer. North Carolina beaches are expected to be hot spots for traveling sharks.

George Burgess, an expert at the Florida Museum of Natural History, predicts a surge in shark attacks this summer. Burgess says he thinks about 40 people will be the targets of shark attacks along the east coast.

Few attacks have been fatal in recent years