Multiple shark attacks reported off New York shores; 50 sharks spotted at one beach

July 06, 2023

What’s behind the series of Long Island shark attacks? At least one beach delayed opening to holiday revelers Tuesday, after officials said drones spotted some 50 sand sharks that morning near a popular beach park. There were approximately 50 sand sharks there," Charles Gorman, New York State Parks Regional Director, told CBS New York. The beach was closed once more after a possible shark sighting, but officials determined it was a dolphin. Soon after, miles away, a 49-year-old man reported having a hand bitten while swimming near Fire Island Pines Beach.