dsedy

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Wow.
Any external physical damage to the sharks? The first picture looks like the shark might have a laceration along the lateral side.

Wonder if they could have been a by-catch discard from a commercial (trawler etc..)??? Not banging them (comms) just posit.
Doesn't look like natural predation as their aren't any known Orca's in these waters as far as I know.
Are sharks known to beach themselves???
 

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If they are 3 separate sharks something ain"t right the 2 in the pictures are different sharks.Two would be in my guess a wild coincidence three noooo way
 

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If they are 3 separate sharks something ain"t right the 2 in the pictures are different sharks.Two would be in my guess a wild coincidence three noooo way
There was one that washed up near there earlier in the week. I hope to have that photo today. I've zoomed in on what appears to be the injuries on the first shotr

The phots were large so I was able to zoom in pretty well on the injuries. Not to point fingers but it looks more and more like some type of bycatch. If so it needs to be looked at as there are a protected species.

In this one it somehow got it's skin torn off, lots of explanations for something like that ie: net, boat strike? I have no clue just throwing it out there.

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Here we see this injury is not from a bite.

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Slight trauma to the gills

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Damage to the nose and mouth.

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The more I look the more I see bycatch. And I'm not trying to point fingers.

I'll get some closeups done on the other later.
 

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This is a photo of the 4th Great White shark to wash up on Long Island's South shore. This shark was found on Sunday at Fire Island beach. This one is a baby.

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There was one that washed up near there earlier in the week. I hope to have that photo today. I've zoomed in on what appears to be the injuries on the first shotr

The phots were large so I was able to zoom in pretty well on the injuries. Not to point fingers but it looks more and more like some type of bycatch. If so it needs to be looked at as there are a protected species.

In this one it somehow got it's skin torn off, lots of explanations for something like that ie: net, boat strike? I have no clue just throwing it out there.

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Here we see this injury is not from a bite.

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Slight trauma to the gills

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Damage to the nose and mouth.

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The more I look the more I see bycatch. And I'm not trying to point fingers.

I'll get some closeups done on the other later.
George, agreed on the by-catch discard as a high probability scenario, as I suggested in my prior post.
 

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By-catch is the most logical explanation, but what type of by-catch? Are they purse seining bunker the entire length of the South Shore? Doubt trawlers would be picking up whites. I'm confused on this one, just doesn't make much sense as whites' preferred food source are a high fat diet like blubber, be it dead whales or seals. A fish-based diet doesn't provide that high fat diet.
 
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flounderjoe

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WOW !!!!! 4 now. Maybe we do have a breeding area off our coast at least a birthing area
 
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Like others added- not to say there is any connection to or pointing any fingers but....
I noticed on Tuesday afternoon when I went out of Shinnecock, there were a couple of trawlers working between the beach and sea buoy which is about 1-1/2 miles out and I was guessing they must be working bunker as there seemed to be tons of them out there.
Anytime I see the trawlers in that close I always what they are doing....
 

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Like others added- not to say there is any connection to or pointing any fingers but....
I noticed on Tuesday afternoon when I went out of Shinnecock, there were a couple of trawlers working between the beach and sea buoy which is about 1-1/2 miles out and I was guessing they must be working bunker as there seemed to be tons of them out there.
Anytime I see the trawlers in that close I always what they are doing....
Clammers maybe?