Great White Shark in Queens, N.Y. โ Real or Fake?the daily dish
If this encounter were any closer, a surfer would've been a shark snack. According to The Daily Mail UK, a man surfing off Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y., had no idea a shark was underneath his dangling feet until he saw a photo on his Go-Pro camera.
Shark expert Andrew Nosal confirmed that the picture did in fact show a great white shark and that there is a great possibility a shark could have been in that region
"Unfortunately there is no way to tell how far away the shark is from the boarder and therefore no scale with which to accurately judge the size of the shark," said Nosal. He also estimates that the shark does appear to be mature and at least 10 feet in length.
Many users who saw the photo on Reddit believe that Rockaway, N.Y., is too far south for a great white shark's migratory habits. But Nosal stated that it is "well within the normal coastal range of northwest Atlantic white sharks."
And while many people believe that this is a rare occurrence, Nosal confirms that this probably happens more often than people think, but they probably just don't know it.
There have been multiple sightings of great white sharks up and down the Atlantic coast this past season, making it one of the busiest in years.
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