Video Captures Shark 'Feeding Frenzy' at Island Beach State Park

Sharks have a bunker feast off the beach

A Youtube video posted by a local fishing website shows what are suspected to be brown sharks or sandbar tigers feasting on baitfish off Island Beach State Park.

The video, shot by Tom Lynch of AngryFish.tv, shows the sharks in a frenzy about 50 feet off the beach, presumably feeding on bunker, a type of baitfish plentiful in the Shore region.

"This rare feeding frenzy started about a mile offshore and moved into the surf zone in a matter of minutes," a description of the video posted on Youtube reads.

The video was shot Thursday, Aug. 16.

Saundra Kissell Bowers August 19, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Very cool video - thanks for sharing with us! My kids enjoyed watching the sharks jumping out of the water like that!!!
Jessica Lotito August 19, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Neat! I was at island beach park one time and saw a something (just like this) flipping out of the water - I didn't know it was a shark at the time! Eek!
bg robbins August 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
"Feeding frenzie".....do sharks ever feed in a leisurely way?
Amy Billera August 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Jane Bishop August 23, 2012 at 03:42 AM
We saw this happen that same Thursday on Ortley Beach near the border of Seaside Heights. We did not realize they were sharks.


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