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by sharkbite
Could these recent attacks also be due to the reduction of the bunker population? Bunker is a very large food source for many of the predatory fish in the ocean. As the schools of bunker become smaller there is less food for the fish such as sharks. This could possibly bee forcing these fish to come into shallower water in search of more food.
by sandflea
I did some thinking and scanning back over old posts and discovered something that may be coincidence, or may point to a bigger trend. There were lots of giant bluefins last winter in 15 feet of water off Virginia Beach. And these weren't footballs either--they were 400-800 pound fish, apex predators that for some reason were coming inshore to feed.
Anyone know if there has been an studies on this or anymore information found out about it? The thread just stopped and the incidents seemed to just fade away with not many(if any at all) scientific studies about it.

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Right now, we have bluefin in force off the coast about 20 miles around the wrecks and they're eating the bluefish, pogies, and cigar minnows. According to one of the charter captains, she claims that they're just going where the food is. So it stands to reason, if the bait comes to the beach, so will the predators. The tuna aren't the only predators out there right now, there's also mako and whites as well.
 
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