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Those working on the water still concerned after shark attack

A seaweed harvester says incident still has a impact

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SEAWEED HARVESTER TO FIND OUT HOW THAT ATTACK HAS AFFECTED HIS INDUSTRY. HERE WE ARE ON OUR WAY OUT GRAB A LITTLE BIT OF SEAWEED THIS MORNING- WORKING ON SOME KELP YOU KNOW IT’S NOT HARD TO DO WAHT WE DO YOU KNOW SOMETIMES WE COULD STA JUST ACTUALLY ON THE EDGES ON THE ROCKS THAT’S NOT HOW WE NORMALLY WORK WE’RE WAIST DEEP WE’RE DIVING WE’RE DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO GET A DAY’S PAY. WITH THE SHARK SIGHTINGS BEING MORE AND MORE PREVALENT HERE ALONG THE MAINE COAST IT HASN’T STOPPED US, BUT WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING OVER OUR SHOULDERS YOU DEFINITELY HAVE THAT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND NOW THAT YOU’RE BEING WATCHED 83 FEET AND WE ARE LITERALLY 40 FEET FROM THE ROCK EASY PLACE FOR LARGE PREDATORY CREATUERS TO DO THEIR STUFF YOU KNOW YEAH, I MEAN OF COURSE IT’S IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS RIGHT BUT YOU NEED TO FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO AND UNFORTUNATELY WHAT WE DO IS SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN THE WATER. I KEEP LOOKING A LITTLE MORE THAN I USED TO BEFORE I WOULD NEVER THINK TWICE BUT YEAH YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING FORWARD WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IF YOU SEE A BUNCH OF SEALS ON A LEDGE IT’S A PRETTY GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING THAT WANTS TO FEED ON THEM SO YOU’D WANT TO STAY CLEAR OF THAT SO IF YOU’RE IN SHALLOWER WATER AND STAY MORE PROTECTED CHANCES ARE YOU COULD HAVE NO INCIDENTS I SAY JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU NORMALLY DO. TOM ROTH IS ALSO A MASTER DIVER- A

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Those working on the water still concerned after shark attack

A seaweed harvester says incident still has a impact

Those who work Maine’s waters are still feeling the affects after last month’s deadly shark attack in Harpswell. WMTW News 8′ photojournalist Kevyn Fowler spoke with a seaweed harvester about how the incident is still impacting his industry.

Those who work Maine’s waters are still feeling the affects after last month’s deadly shark attack in Harpswell. WMTW News 8′ photojournalist Kevyn Fowler spoke with a seaweed harvester about how the incident is still impacting his industry.

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