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Nassau County shark sightings

Lifeguards spotted numerous blacktip reef sharks in the water near Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, Long Beach, and Jones Beach, according to Town of Hempstead Supervisor Donald Clavin. The town's shark patrol are in rowboats and on personal watercraft looking for sharks, he added.
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Helicopters and marine patrols to monitor Long Island beaches for sharks

NEW YORK - Nassau County is expanding shark patrols at all of its beaches. "Last summer, Nassau County had about 20 shark sightings, which was extremely unusual and started around the same time that we're starting to see them this year," said Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran. "The first sighting close to shore last year was around July 28th. So we are anticipating and preparing for a similar situation this summer."
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Nassau County Boosts Shark Patrols After Recent Sightings Off Long Island Beaches

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Summer is in full swing, and so is shark season. Nassau County is increasing patrols after two days of shark sightings off the coast of Long Island, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Friday. From the air, sea and sand, police have their trained eyes on ocean waters. There was a shark sighting at Nickerson Beach on Wednesday. Two sand sharks were spotted close to the shore off Jones Beach on Thursday. “We do run into certain situations where patrons do flag us down. They think they see something in the water, possibly a fin,” said Officer Chris Drechsel. Nassau officials said...

Nassau Executive Curran Tours the Michael Sperling Memorial Bird Sanctuary in Massapequa

Recently, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran toured the newly completed Michael Sperling Memorial Bird Sanctuary in Massapequa. The Nassau County Department of Public Works (DPW) worked with the South Shore Audubon Society to convert what was a stormwater basin into a living tribute of native plants and wildlife to commemorate Michael Sperling’s many years of commitment as an environmental leader.