The Dawn of Sharking

Long Island’s Montauk Point was ground zero for modern-day sharking in the weeks and years after the movie Jaws was … Continued

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Captain Al Ristori with two almost identical makos. The second fish showed up as Ristori’s crew was fighting the first. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Sharks would always draw huge crowds on the dock of Montauk’s boat basin. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Ristori with a big New Jersey mako shark. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Fisheries biologist autopsies a mako. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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When word spread that a man-eater was coming to the docks, gawkers gathered from miles around. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Makos possess some serious dental work. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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A truly incredible set of razor-sharp teeth. Outdoor Life Online Editor

Long Island’s Montauk Point was ground zero for modern-day sharking in the weeks and years after the movie Jaws was released. Outdoor writer Al Ristori’s vintage photos help document the bad old days.