Swimming has been halted a number of occasions at numerous seashores this week after sharks had been seen, together with an incident Monday in which a lifeguard may have been bitten.
With the specter of storms and the wind already whipping up on Lengthy Seashore, most individuals had been staying out of the water anyway, besides the surfers.
A sighting at Jones Seashore early Thursday briefly delayed swimming, however the seaside is now absolutely open.
Swimmers had been additionally briefly held from going within the water at Robert Moses State Park.
Faculties and camps had been nonetheless full pace forward with the sharks principally too far-off to close something down.
Nonetheless, a number of sharks had been picked up in drone footage from ABC Information Thursday morning about 3,000 toes off the shores of Lengthy Seashore.
“I believe the lifeguards and the safety are very, superb,” beachgoer Adam Stupak stated. “They’re preserving an eye fixed out. I do know Nassau County, the police, have helicopters going forwards and backwards.”
On Wednesday, Lido Seashore was closed to swimming for a part of the afternoon after two sharks had been noticed solely 20 yards off shore.
They had been sharks generally known as black tip reef sharks, which feed in shallow waters.
“That is their yard, in order that they’re in every single place,” dad Chris Ehrhardt stated. “Individuals simply do not understand that. So you have to respect it, you have to have enjoyable with it, and the the youngsters, simply do not make them concern it.”
Mother and father on the surf camps had been properly conscious that the ocean belongs to us all, together with the sharks, and we should cope with that.
“Properly in fact I’ve tremendous anxieties with my children within the water proper now, with that, however I do not need them to be afraid,” mother Christina Good stated. “(I) simply hope the drones and all people within the water is preserving our youngsters protected, and pray for one of the best, I assume.”
So for those who or your youngsters are within the water, somebody must be watching. These actually aren’t the primary — and so they will not be the final — sharks we see this season.
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