Familiar Shark In NJ Waters As Some NY Beaches Close Due To Shark Sightings
Hey, we know her!
As the summer 2020 shark activity continues to be, well, really active, a great white shark that we've spotted before has made her way back to the waters off the coast of New Jersey.
At the same time though, shark activity in the coastal New York waters has prompted officials to close some beaches because of sightings of the predators.
First of all, our friend who's making a return visit to New Jersey is a great white that we first told you about back in October.
Just this morning, Ocearch picked up the signal of Miss May, a 10-foot 2-inch "sub-adult" great white who definitely gets around, with signals coming in as far north as the waters off the coast as Massachusetts, and as far south as Florida's West Palm Beach waters.
Miss May's July 28th signal came in from the waters off the Atlantic City coast.
The other shark story that's making waves in our neck of the woods isn't as fun to follow along with, though.
Our Townsquare Media sister station WPDH in Poughkeepsie, NY reports that several Long Island beaches have been closed due to sightings of what's being described as an animal of, "significant size".
The report says that a lifeguard in Hempstead saw the bull shark around Noon.
More Long Island shark sightings were also reported on Monday afternoon leading to the beach closures.