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'Jaws' Visits Town That Made Him Famous

Beaches close as great white shark spotted (maybe)
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 9:00 AM CDT
'Jaws' Visits Town That Made Him Famous
Martha's Vineyard rarely sees great white sharks.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Fears of a real-live great white shark gripped the island site of the film Jaws yesterday, closing two beaches amid unconfirmed reports of a sighting, the AP reports. A plane searched the waters around Martha’s Vineyard off Massachusetts but found no sign of such a beast. Great whites are rare but not unknown in New England, where Steven Spielberg filmed the 1974 movie. (Read more Jaws stories.)

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