This summer we've seen an unusual amount of sharks at the beach. But, we've also seen a bunch of dolphins, whales and other aquatic sightings very close to the shoreline. Why? Find out, and check out some amazing shots after the jump!

The reason we are seeing more dolphins than usual this summer is simply because there are more of them to see. One reason for that is the abundance of bunker fish, which are a popular feeding choice for dolphins and sharks as well.

BELMAR

 ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

WHALE OF THE COAST OF BELMAR

 LONG BEACH ISLAND

photo from Jersey Shore Hurricane News

 ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

photo from Jersey Shore Hurricane News

 NOT A SHARK! IT'S A DOLPHIN SIGHTING ON LONG BEACH ISLAND

Where have you seen dolphins, sharks or whales this summer? Share your sighting in the comment section below. Click "Like" to share these great shots with your friends. Special thanks to the Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page and contributors.