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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Scientists Predict New England’s Great White Shark Population Will Increase Soon

SharkWe’re gonna need a bigger boat! Scientists who study marine life are confident that more deadly great white sharks will be seen off the coast of Maine and New England as ocean temperatures rise worldwide.

In a report from the Associated Press published in the Portland Press Herald, scientists who study sharks are warning that more Great White sharks could be calling Maine home before too long. The culprit? You guessed it: climate change.

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With the changing climate and marine ecosystem, scientists are confident that the number of sightings, and potential interactions, will increase in the coming years. Right now, they’re trying to study whether the animals will spend several months each year in the coastal New England area, or if they’ll just pass through our waters on their way to other areas.

Read the full story in the Portland Press Herald here.

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