Research points to more sharks off North Carolina coast

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Katherine, the tagged great white shark.

BUXTON, N.C. — The number of large and potentially dangerous sharks may be increasing in the Pamlico Sound off the coast of North Carolina, according to

Shark researcher Charles Bangley shared his findings recently with in Buxton as part of an educational program sponsored by the National Park Service.

Bangley believes bull shark mothers may start giving birth near the Outer Banks rather than Florida due to a rise in water temperatures and a thriving habitat.

“It’s possible the Pamlico Sound represents a new nursing area for bull sharks,” he said, according to the paper. The sharks grow to about 10 feet long and can be dangerous.

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