Great white shark tagged in Montauk named Paumanok

Paumanok is a Native American word for Long Island and means “island or land that pays tribute.”

Paumanok is a Native American word for Long Island and means

Paumanok is a Native American word for Long Island and means "island or land that pays tribute." (8/26/16)

EAST NORTHPORT - A great white shark that was tagged in Montauk on Tuesday has been named Paumanok.

Paumanok is a Native American word for Long Island and means “island or land that pays tribute.”

Researchers with the marine organization OCEARCH say the name was submitted by Jonathan Mead, of East Northport. 

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