WATCH: Shark Sightings, Detections Increase Off Florida’s East Coast as Summer Unfolds

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Researchers say white shark sightings and catch records have risen off the Atlantic coast

ABOVE VIDEO: Sharks are out in full force off the East Coast and around the Sunshine State just as beachgoers return to Atlantic waters this summer. (Fox News video)

(FOX NEWS) – Sharks are out in full force off the East Coast and around the Sunshine State just as beachgoers return to Atlantic waters this summer.

A shark attacked a man swimming near a fishing line off the coast of Florida’s Grayton Beach State Park Thursday, and officials in Volusia County responded to separate incidents involving a 12-year-old boy and a 71-year-old man Monday.

Farther north up the coastline, photos showed a dolphin swimming near South Carolina that had likely been mauled by a shark and near Rhode Island, a juvenile great white shark was recently tagged for the first time – though it was not the first to be detected in the area.

As these marine apex predators move through the region, residents are taking note and local governments are taking precautions.

Maine announced last month that its state beaches and coastal parks were set to adopt a flag system used in the nearby New England state of Massachusetts to warn residents of the presence of sharks.

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As these marine apex predators move through the region, residents are taking note and local governments are taking precautions.
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