When local fishermen catch a large tiger shark, the mayor proclaims that the beaches are safe.Hooper disputes it being the same predator, confirming this after no human remains are found inside it.It was followed by three sequels, none with the participation of Spielberg or Benchley, and many imitative thrillers.
Local professional shark hunter Quint offers his services for $10,000.
Meanwhile, consulting oceanographer Matt Hooper examines Watkins' remains, and confirms her death was caused by shark attack.
Brody reluctantly accepts their conclusion until another fatal shark attack occurs shortly thereafter.
A bounty is then placed on the shark, resulting in an amateur shark-hunting frenzy.
In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter.