Media Churns Out Annual Memorial Day Weekend Shark Warning Stories, Amid 1:37M Odds

In this May, 22, 2019, photo, a woman walks with her dogs at Newcomb Hollow Beach, where a boogie boarder was bitten by a shark and later died of his injuries the previous summer, in Wellfleet, Mass. Cape Cod beaches open this holiday weekend, just months after two shark attacks, one of which was fatal, rattled tourists, locals and officials. Some precautionary new measures, such as emergency call boxes, have yet to be installed along beaches where great whites are known to frequent. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • At least four male great whites have been spotted in the New York-New Jersey waters recently, according to a new the New York Post.
  • Such stories are appear essentially Memorial Day weekend, the official start of summer and when Americans head to the beaches, despite the risk of being attacked by a shark being very low – 1: 3.7 million, according to the University of Florida.
  • Also doing such stories this weekend are CNN, CBS News and Fox News.