Before 2022, there were only 12 recorded unprovoked bites in New York's history, including four from the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History. But this month, there were five non-fatal shark attacks in Long Island within just two weeks.
While the area is seeing an increase in bites, it does not yet constitute a trend, according to researchers from the International Shark Attack File.
The odds of getting fatally attacked by a shark remain less than 1 in 4 million, according to the . . .
July 30, 2022