Saturday, October 31, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Helicopters Deployed to Patrol Beaches for KILLER SHARKS in Maine and NY

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

POLICE are on the hunt for killer sharks in Maine and Long Island — using helicopters and boats to patrol the beaches for great whites following a fatal attack as experts warn the predators are becoming more common after protection laws led to boom in seal population, Your Content has learned.

Beaches have been shut down in Long Island, and in Maine swimmers are warned to not venture beyond waist-deep water following sightings of sharks.

- Advertisement -

Marine experts believe the spike in shark sightings may be because of growing seal populations and the fact that both species are protected by law.

There have been 13 shark attacks in 2020 alone, two of them fatal. The first fatality was in California and the second in Maine on Monday, marking the first deadly shark attack in the state’s history.

There have been several shark sightings on Long Island including in the area’s two most popular beaches.

- Advertisement -

Those sightings were believed to be of bull sharks, which are known to like warm, shallow water and are extremely aggressive and scavenge for food, marine experts say.

Nassau County has had police helicopter and boat patrols surveying for the predators lurking under the water since Monday.

Yet another a shark sighting was reported Wednesday off the coast on Nickerson Beach which prompted the closure of swimming access at all ocean beaches in Nassau Counter, Town of Hempstead and Long Beach, according to the Long Island Press.

Curran warned Long Island citizens to stay close to the shore, for beachgoers to swim in groups and avoid wearing shiny jewelry which sharks can mistake for the scales of a fish and to avoid swimming when bleeding.

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

Whereabouts of ‘Election Book’ Remains ‘Unknown’ in Delco, Alarms Raised Amid Election 2020

The whereabouts of ‘voter books’ from all townships in Delaware County remain unknown just three days before the election.

First Blue Moon to Appear on Halloween Since 1940s But NO Parties Allowed Due to COVID

Halloween on a Saturday, with the first full moon since 2001, first blue moon since 1944, and extra hour with daylight...

New York Becomes First State to MANDATE COVID-19 Testing Upon Entry

New York has eliminated its quarantine travel advisory list, replacing it with mandatory testing for all.

Greek Orthodox Priest Gunned Down in France As He Was Closing Church, Gunman Sought

French authorities are scouring the city of Lyon in France after a gunman shot and seriously wounded a priest.

Sean Connery, Known for ‘James Bond,’ Dead at 91

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond has died.

Philadelphia Police ‘Activating’ Their ‘Rapid Response Team,’ Reports of Explosion

At 11:07 p.m. Philadelphia Police activated their ‘rapid response team’ to respond to the intersection of JFK & 16th Street to fight...

Twitter Finally Folds and Unlocks New York Post’s Account After Biden Censorship

Twitter has folded—unlocking the New York Post's main account following two-week ‘free speech stalemate.’

Kyle Rittenhouse Extradited to Wisconsin

A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with...

Stay Informed & Get Your Content, Daily.

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Your Content is a not-for-profit national American media organization of artists and journalists headquartered in Pennsylvania.