This summer isn't the first time the Jersey Shore has seen Great Whites harm swimmers, and a few callers recommended books to feed your curiosity on the topic.

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"Close to Shore" received multiple shoutouts for its explanation of the famed 1916 Jersey Shore shark attack and subsequent hunt to kill the animal, which terrorized beachgoers during an era where recreational swimming was just becoming popular.

Another title, "12 Days of Terror," attempts to confirm the details of this legendary case, like whether the animal involved was actually a bull shark.

As we address today's events, varying opinions exist about why shark attacks are becoming more popular, ranging from global warming to bright bathing suit colors.

What do you think is causing the growing amount of shark attacks? Tell us your thoughts in the poll and comments section below.