Extra! Extra! podcast hosts Caitlyn Kelleher and Joy Richard take a closer local at local ecology and the influx of great white sharks with Wicked Local Multimedia Journalist Ruth Thompson.

The pair spends the episode learning more about Wicked Local's most recent article series on the impact of seals moving north and how that could affect the amount of great white sharks in the area and your last few plans for the beach this summer.

Kelleher and Richard are the hosts of Wicked Local's newest podcast, Extra! Extra!, a podcast that dives deeper into the world of community journalism, what drives editors and reporters and what makes local journalism important and special to the communities each publication represents.

This week, Kelleher and Richard learn more about the uptick in seal sightings off the shores of Scituate and Marshfield and how that could increase the potential of great white sharks coming closer to the cost.

Thompson was inspired to write the two-part series, which can be found at marshfield.wickedlocal.com, during an after-meeting chat with a local waterways official. Like many journalists, Thompson said some of her more interesting and engaging stories are picked up in passing, during the run-of-the-mill chats journalists have with sources everyday. 

"I had gone to a meeting with [Marshfield Harbormaster Michael DiMeo,] and after the meeting we got talking about sharks and the chances of a shark swimming up the north, or south river after the seals that have been spotted in that area," said Thompson.

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