5 Shark Attacks in 2 Days On Long Island

By Josie  July 6th, 2023

5 shark attacks were reported in only 2 days on Long Island over the 4th of July holiday.

An alarming surge of shark attacks has startled New Yorkers.

The first attack occurred the 3rd of July at Fire Island; a 15-year-old boy suffered wounds on his heel and toes.

Attack #1

The second attack also happened Monday 3rd July, and involved a 15-year-old girl who suffered a puncture wound to her leg.

Attack #2

Attack #3

Tuesday 4th July, just off the coast of Quogue, a 47-year-old man suffered a bite to his right knee and several lacerations.

Shortly after the third attack, another one was reported on Fire Island where a 49-year-old man sustained an injury to his right hand.

Attack #4

The fifth attack also occurred on Fire Island, at Sailors Haven beach, where a 50-year-old woman was bitten by a shark and taken to hospital.

Attack #5

In comparison, in 2022, a total of 8 shark attacks were reported in the New York area.

Authorities and experts are investigating the underlying causes of this unprecedented surge

Efforts to maintain cleaner oceans have provided a more favorable environment for sharks, leading to their increased presence.

Why Are Shark Attacks Increasing?

The rise in water temperatures due to climate change has played a role, as warmer waters attract sharks

Sharks Commonly Found In NY Waters

1. Great White Shark  2. Blue Shark  3. Sand Tiger Shark  4. Basking Shark  5. Thresher Shark

Australia has the most fatal shark attacks, despite the United States having a higher number of overall attacks.

Which Country Has the Most Shark Attack Deaths?

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