Ironbound Shark

Ironbound Shark

Photo by: Credit: OCEARCH

Credit: OCEARCH

Incredible Shark Sightings Kick Off the 2022 Summer Season

By: Discovery

Beaches in the Northeastern US are seeing increased sharktivity due to an increasing seal population and conservation efforts.

May 31, 2022

In a massive summer sighting, a 1,000-pound great white shark was spotted by Ocearch swimming off the coast of the Jersey Shore on April 28, 2022, around 10:30 PM.

the 20-year-old shark, nicknamed Ironbound, is measured to be 12-feet long and weighs in at 998 pounds. Track his current location on the Osearch website. While this is a big shark, great whites can grow up to 20-feet long and more than 5,000 pounds.

In another Memorial Day weekend sighting, a great white was caught on camera feasting on a local Nantucket seal in Massachusetts.

Finally, on May 30, a 10-foot Mako Shark with a missing pectoral fin was spotted thrashing while stranded on a Long Island beach by a commercial fisherman. Luckily, the shark was able to safely swim away by the time rescuers arrived.

While sharks are a sign of a healthy ecosystem, beachgoers should always exercise caution by staying close to shore and limiting splashing.

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