Smith Point reopened after sharks swim off

WESTHAMPTON - One East End beach has reopened after sharks were spotted in local waters over the past two days.

Smith Point beach reopened today, while swimmers remain banned from Cupsogue beach until Saturday. No shark sightings were reported today.

A shark expert from Stony Brook University says the sharks appeared to be basking sharks, which are the second largest sharks in the world. He says they don't pose a risk to humans because they eat by filtering plankton.

The sharks were spotted just off the shore at Cupsogue. Smith Point had been closed as a precaution.

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