State officials examine remains of great white shark found on Quogue beach

The shark discovered Thursday was found just a few miles east of where a 7-foot juvenile great white shark washed ashore on Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2022, 10:07 PM

Updated 694 days ago

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State officials are examining the remains of a great white shark that was discovered dead on a Quogue beach Thursday.
The shark discovered Thursday was found just a few miles east of where a 7-foot juvenile great white shark washed ashore on Wednesday.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says the shark discovered Thursday is the same one that floated back into the sea on Wednesday. The same shark also was found washed up in East Quogue on Wednesday evening.
Southampton Town Police are ramping up patrols at its beaches from the air and scanning for anything unusual in the water.
"So far, it's been large groups of bait fish swimming in the water and some bluefish - but no sharks as of now," says Richard Frank, of Southampton Town Police Marine Bureau.
Many residents say it won't stop them from going in the water.
"It was pretty amazing to see a shark like that - it washed up on shore, but I don't think that's going to keep me from going in the water," says Ken Cotty, of Quogue.
Business owners say they're hopeful people will still be coming to the beach and spending money at their restaurants.
Lifeguards, however, say swimmers have become a little jumpy when they see anything in the water.
"And if they see a dolphin, they kind of jump out and say, 'Is that a shark?' and we're like, 'No it's just a dolphin,'" says Ryan Fay, Quogue Village beach manager.


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