Shark infested Hudson River?

8/6/2008:

Hoboken painter Frank Hanavan witnessed this cool shark incident while touring Manhattan last month!

Shark in the Hudson!

“I was riding my bike along the Manhattan greenway bike and running path Tuesday July 15th around dusk. Near Battery Park City I found a guy that had landed a 24″ shark.

Here are two photos. Sure, it isn’t IN Hoboken, but the guy threw the shark back in and who knows? Don’t dangle your toes in the Hudson is my advice!”

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Bauhaus
7 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”97778″][quote comment=”97765″][quote comment=”97737″]Speaking of sharks, has anyone gone shark cage diving in NJ? Always something I wanted to do.[/quote]

“Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark’s in the water. Our shark.

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7 years 24 days ago

Yeah, well you know then that diving in NJ is still a whole different ball of wax versus warm water diving. 1) Up here 6-12 feet of vis is considered good. I would think have the fun of being in a shark cage is watching it come out you. Not so much fun if you can only see it when it got really close. I got a good picture of a shark in the Carribean that was about 30 feet away, and the vis let me see way past that. 2) Water temps are really variable but on average quite cold, and if you are going to be diving up here you a full 7mm isn’t going to cut it. You are probably going to be pretty uncomfortable/unsafe unless you are in 12-14 mm plus a hood and gloves or a dry suit. I can’t see rigging tourists up in drysuits.

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7 years 24 days ago

Visibility off Jersey actually isn’t that bad – but conditions do vary. You should call the Hoboken Dive Center. I’ve completed some training through the shop and they’re very good at what they do, but more importantly a number of the instructors dive regularly off the Jersey shore.

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7 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”97765″][quote comment=”97737″]Speaking of sharks, has anyone gone shark cage diving in NJ? Always something I wanted to do.[/quote]

Do they offer cage diving in NJ? A good friend of mine went off Guadalupe island last year for cage diving with great whites – the video he brought back was insane.[/quote]

I’ve quickly googled around but there doesn’t seem to be one in NJ. Not a shark expert, but I wonder if it has to do with colder waters and less visibility off our coast for us to see anything. It’s definately nuts, I agree, but it’d be interesting to do. Until then, Shark Week and JAWS will have to do

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7 years 24 days ago

[quote comment=”97742″]Tracy Jordan! D’oh![/quote]
Well, we all knew who you meant, and it was damn funny.

As for cage diving, my sister is planning on doing it off of South Africa with the great whites (I think she’s NUTS).