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USA Great White Shark Was in the Long Island Sound! (Or Maybe Not)

03:05  22 may  2019
03:05  22 may  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between Connecticut to the north, and Long Island , to the south.

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as the great white , white shark or white pointer, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.

A Great White Shark Was in the Long Island Sound! (Or Maybe Not)© Robert Snow/Ocearch The shark in question, named Cabot by researchers, was tagged off the coast of Nova Scotia last October.

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The shark frenzy created this week by the tracking of a great white shark swimming in the Long Island Sound may have been somewhat unfounded.

On Monday morning, Ocearch, an organization that researches marine life, said it had tracked a great white swimming off the Connecticut coast, toward the sound’s western end.

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The Long Island Sound just east of New York City has officially become home to a very large great white shark . “ Be advised! For the first time ever, we Researchers didn’t offer an explanation for why the predator had ventured so deep into the sound , or why other sharks had not been tracked to the

The sighting of the aquatic predator, coming just days before Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer beach season, spun up a virtual sharknado of headlines and social media posts.

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But don’t cue up the “Jaws” theme just yet. Some 12 hours later, the same shark’s tracker said the creature was in the waters well off the southern shore of Long Island — a discrepancy that led Ocearch to re-examine whether the shark had ever been in the sound to begin with.

“He either was in the sound or he was never in the sound,” John Kanaly, an Ocearch spokesman, said. “We have calculated that he wouldn’t have had time to go all the way around the island and back.”

If all of Ocearch’s data were accurate, the shark would have had to cover close to 200 miles in half a day — a trip that Mr. Kanaly said was not likely. He said the discrepancy was probably caused by issues with the shark’s tracker.

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A great white shark was detected in Long Island Sound on Monday in what researchers believe to be the first time ever. The nearly 10-foot- long , 533-pound shark was seen swimming near Greenwich, Connecticut, by Ocearch, a research organization that electronically tracks ocean life for scientists.

Ocearch, which has been tagging and tracking marine creatures since 2007, had a “pretty high degree of certainty” on Monday morning that the shark’s tracker was correct, Mr. Kanaly said.

The group’s online tracking map showed three pings between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from the shark’s tracker near Greenwich, Conn., a town of about 60,000 people near the western end of 110-mile Long Island Sound.

Given the shark’s proximity to the shore, Mr. Kanaly said, Ocearch wanted to share its location. So on Monday, Ocearch posted on Twitter that it was the “first time ever” the organization had tracked a large white shark in the sound.

A quick Twitter search proved this not to be the case. In September 2016, Ocearch shared that it had tracked a then-juvenile shark in the Long Island Sound, far from the coast south of Guilford, Conn.

On Tuesday, Mr. Kanaly clarified that the shark tracked this week was the first white shark of its large size to ping in the Long Island Sound. He also said Ocearch had never seen a large great white travel so close to the shore.

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'I heard sending a ping from the Long Island Sound had never been done before by a white shark so naturally I had to visit and send one off,' the message read. The following month, Cabot had made it to Savannah, Georgia, where he was in the company of a number of great white sharks .

A great white shark was being tracked by an ocean data group while swimming in the Long Island The notorious fish, named Cabot, is 9 feet, 8 inches long and the first known great white spotted in the area off the coast of “Not a problem, I think it’s probably well fed,” Macmillan told the paper.

The shark in question, a male great white, was first tagged off the coast of Nova Scotia last October. Researchers eventually gave it the name Cabot, after the Italian explorer John Cabot.

The marine predator weighed 533 pounds at the time and measured 9 feet 8 inches long.

For comparison’s sake, that length put Cabot at about 40 percent the size of the titular menace in “Jaws,” a massive 25-foot shark who was both mechanical and fictional. (So, no, you’re probably not gonna need a bigger boat.)

Still, Cabot could continue to grow, according to Dr. Tobey Curtis, a shark expert and a fishery management specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries service.

The shark is currently categorized as a “sub-adult shark,” Dr. Curtis said — essentially, a shark teenager.

In the time since Ocearch began tracking Cabot, he has traveled from Nova Scotia down south, hitting the Gulf of Mexico in January before doubling back and heading north along the East Coast.

The migration pattern was typical of sharks of Cabot’s age and size, Dr. Curtis said. But, he said, a shark traveling in the Long Island Sound, if confirmed, would be unusual.

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In 2016, a great white shark nicknamed Mary Lee built a large following on social media as she He said fishermen who venture out into the New York Bight or Long Island Sound are more likely to In the event of a shark sighting (confirmed or unconfirmed), the state parks department instructs its

A great white shark nearly 10 feet long was detected off Greenwich, Connecticut, on Monday — the first such find in the sound by OCEARCH, an organization that electronically tracks sharks . Chris Fischer, OCEARCH's founding chairman, told The Associated Press that great whites in the sound

While the sound has four native shark species, great white sharks are not among them, according to Dave Sigworth, a spokesman for the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn.

However, great white sharks have been known to migrate along the South Shore of Long Island as the water warms up during the summer, Dr. Curtis said. Researchers had previously identified a nursery for newborn and juvenile sharks in that region, he said.

“It’s the only area of the East Coast where there’s a high population of newborn or juvenile white sharks,” Dr. Curtis said.

After a prolonged decline, the great white population is believed to be rebounding, Dr. Curtis said. He pointed to increased sightings as evidence that measures implemented by the federal government to prohibit the fishing of white sharks had been working.

Still, despite the new shark abundance, rest assured, Mr. Sigworth said: “It’s O.K. to swim in the sound.”

Shark attacks are relatively rare, Dr. Curtis said. “Millions of people are swimming in the ocean every year,” he added, “and the risk of interactions, even in hot spots, is very low.”

The last recorded shark attack in the Long Island Sound was in 1961, Mr. Sigworth said, and humans likely posed more of a threat to a shark than it did to us.

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