Great White Shark, photo courtesy Wkimedia Commons.

Great White Shark, photo Wikimedia Commons.

CapeCodOnline: George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, isn’t sure there is a quantifiable sixth sense that tells humans when sharks might be in the water, but he can’t discount the years of ocean experience that tells surfers and other water enthusiasts that something is wrong.

“They can notice something that doesn’t seem quite right. It’s like a sailor being able to forecast a storm at sea,” said Burgess, who is also editor of the International Shark Attack File, a website that tracks shark attacks worldwide.

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