Two 18-Foot Sharks Enjoy West Hamptons Beach

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It's shaping up to be quite the summer. It's only June 1, and it "feels like" 89 degrees. Additionally, sharks have arrived in the Hamptons, closing West Hampton's Dunes beach down for people yesterday after two of them -- 18-foot long, mind you -- were spotted swimming near the shore. Also on the beach was the remains of a dead seal, which may have "attracted" the sharks. Hamptons-goers were not thrilled. "It was pretty close to the beach, and I'm certainly happy I wasn't in the water at that time," one person told CBS 2. But as a local resident explained, sharks do live in the ocean, so you kind of have to expect to see them every once in a while. It's their beach, too! Stop being so selfish, humans. [CBS]


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Epac
Epac

It was a couple of basking sharks...the won't attack people.

Monge23
Monge23

18 f'n feet long????? We have 18 foot sharks off the shore of LI and I find out now???

sean_jean
sean_jean

It's their beach too? Ok. The only difference is we don't try to eat sharks when we come in contact with them.

truthspeaker21
truthspeaker21

 actually shark finning is a multi-million dollar industry where fishermen capture sharks cut of their fins and throw their still living bodies back into the sea essentially drowning the creatures, the fins are then used in shark fin soup which is quite popular in east Asia. Its a disgusting practice and sharks have more of a right to fear us than we them.

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