For the first time, a great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Long Island.
On Monday, May 20, the shark was discovered in the Long Island Sound and identified as a 10-foot-long male that was originally tagged by researchers in 2018 off the coast of Nova Scotia. Known as Cabot, the “sub-adult” male (as male great whites usually grow to be 11- and 13-foot-long) has made its way to an area not typically ventured into by the species.
The shark was tracked by the nonprofit group Ocearch on Monday morning, and was announced via twitter with a post that reads: “So cool to be tracking @WhiteSharkCabot in the Long Island Sound since as far as we know, it’is unusual for white sharks to visit the area.”
Cabot can we followed on the Ocearch tracker—which actually experienced an overload of traffic Monday that slowed down the site once he was initially discovered! The great white can be followed on Twitter, but according to his latest tracker “ping” he’s moved out of the Long Island Sound and off the coast of Fire Island.
featured image source: Ocearch / R. Snow / @GWSharkCabot
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