Whenever you go into the ocean, you're sharing it with sharks.

In fact, Bob Hueter, chief scientist for the nonprofit OCEARCH, calls New Jersey a "shark-y place."

Rarely does a shark call New Jersey home year-round, but plenty of species can be found in coastal waters off the Garden State during the summer months — and some are closer to shore than others.

8 sharks you may find off New Jersey's coast

Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com.

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