Nassau County Exec discusses recent shark sightings at ocean beaches

Nassau County Exec discusses recent shark sightings at ocean beaches

Shark sightings at several Nassau County beaches have some residents and officials concerned.  On Wednesday, Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran announced that she had authorized Nassau County Police to conduct enhanced helicopter patrols all along Nassau County coastline to keep an eye out for “anything potentially lurking”.  Curran also added that the county would be intensifying marine patrols on the water.  “Bull Sharks that are the type that have been reportedly sighted, have aggressive tenancies and do prefer shallow water”, said Curran.  The County Executive also offered some tips to stay safe including; stay close to shore, swim in groups, avoid swimming at dusk and dawn, don’t wear shiny jewelry and don’t swim when you’re bleeding.

 

 

 

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