Stay Safe from Sharks on Georgia’s Beaches

| July 3, 2015

Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND — A lot people will be heading to the beach this holiday weekend, whether it be Tybee Island, Hilton Head, or beyond. And if you have kids, there is no doubt you are probably worried about something being covered in the news a lot lately, shark attacks.

With ten shark attacks reported in the past few weeks along the eastern coast, many people are probably wondering what is in our waters.

WTOC headed out to Tybee Island and spoke with lifeguards and a marine biologist at the Tybee Island Marine Center. They say sharks are not a serious concern in our coastal waters, but there is something beachgoers may want to be aware of.

“When the tide is coming out of the marsh, there’s lots of food coming out, so lots of black tip sharks on either ends of the islands,” said Chantal Audra, Tybee Island Marine Science Center. “I always avoid the ends of the islands if I’m swimming.”

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  1. Lisa says:

    Great tips!