Ten-Foot Great White Shark Being Tracked Off The Coast Of Long Island
By Bill Galluccio
May 22, 2019
A team of researchers is tracking a ten-foot great white shark off the coast of Long Island. Ocearch, a nonprofit group that tags and tracks marine life, says that it is the first time they have spotted a great white shark in the area.
After he was tagged in October 2018 off the coast of Nova Scotia, the "sub-adult" male shark was named Cabot, after Italian explorer John Cabot. Cabot swam south to the Gulf of Mexico before making his way back up the coast.
The researchers expect Cabot to exit the Long Island Sound and continue north toward Cape Cod.
Over ten thousand people are following Cabot's journey on Twitter, with many people joking that about his travel plans for Memorial Day weekend.
You’re smart beating the Memorial Day traffic, the last thing you want is to deal with tourists all weekend— Monette Moradi (@monettem97) May 21, 2019
I applaud you. In less than 24 hours you figured out how to avoid Long Island Traffic and make some serious time. Did you take 110 or 135 to get to the South Shore so quickly....asking for a friend.— Rob Meagher (@RobMeagher) May 21, 2019
Come back for the BBQ’s this weekend, beaches are officially open soon here in CT you know!— Jill Bruno (@jagb09) May 22, 2019