Sharks Bring Tourists to Cape Cod: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bus

Posted Jul 9th 2011 10:20 AM

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Shark tourism is taking off on Cape Cod, where three Great Whites are bringing in crowds of visitors eager to get a glimpse of something ominous.

Sharks are nothing new off Cape Cod, where they summer along with thousands of New Englanders. New England Cable News reports that the sharks are being attracted by a bumper crop of seals near the beaches.

Back in town, it all seems to be about the bumper crop of sales. Store owners have taken to selling shark-themed everything, from bottle openers to swim toys. Eventually a storekeeper will probably strike it rich after figuring out how to make a shark-themed Red Sox hat.

The downside of the shark tourism phenomenon is that it illustrates a fundamental problem with the premise of the movie "Jaws," in which the mayor of a small town doesn't want to admit there is a man-eater in the water for fear of scaring away summer crowds. Roy Schneider could have apparently saved a lot of energy if he'd just known more about marketing.



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paulzx12

How ironic......."JAWS" was filmed on Martha's Vineyard

August 17 2011 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joebklyn

To bad Ted Kennedy won't be a swimmin' in those parts any more...:}

July 26 2011 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
paintedyou

them sharks could end up being a very positive thing for the folks on Cape Cod. the sharks will scare away the jelly fish so everyone can swim in the ocean

July 15 2011 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maudman

Sharks on the Cape! Really. You mean the Massachusetts bar association is conventioning on the Cape. WoW! Watch your wallets!.

July 13 2011 at 9:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
njpenn

Chatham on the Cape is the happening spot for seals and now the sharks.

July 13 2011 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brschumer

the "Jaws" actor's name is Roy "Scheider"...not "SchNeider"

July 13 2011 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nell21957

Where on the Cape?

July 12 2011 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steven

let's go fishing....

July 12 2011 at 7:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tixree Nosain

That makes a lot of sesne dude. Wow.

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