Transcript for Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound
weekend and a great white shark has been tracked on the long Island sound near New York City so we'll go to gio Benitez out there on the water. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning to you. Yes, somewhere in these waters under? Neath us that shark has been swimming all over the place and so many this morning from around the world are going online right now to track its every move. Take a look. With just days to go before the summer season officially begins, a great white shark has already made it to northern waters. For the first time ever a great white is being tracked in the Long Island sound just off the coast of Connecticut. According to the tracking group ocearch the shark sending out this taunting tweet, hello, greenwich, how are you today? Cabot sent off a ping around 11:00 A.M. Monday morning. Cabot is almost ten feet long and weighs over 500 pounds and was tagged off the coast of nova Scotia traveling all the way down to Florida and back up north. The shark's track reminding us of that 1975 summer blockbuster "Jaws" which followed a great white terrorizing the fictional amity island but this real shark surprising researchers with how far into the sound it swam. Crediting recent efforts to clean up the waters off those shores for Cabot's unexpected cameo. It's interesting that he's gone so far west into the sound and I think that's because it's cleaner than ever. I think it's because there's a lot of life there and they're always on the life, these white sharks. He wouldn't be in there if the water was dirty. Reporter: While the odds of a shark attack remain slim the U.S. Has seen the largest number of unpro-vogued years. A great white killed a boogie boarder off the coast of cape cod and this year they will see more warning signs about sharks and safety kits for traumatic bleeding. Some believe officials have responded too slowly and tried to raise money to get more shark detection technology. I would say to people, have some common sense. Don't swim out in the middle of the food chain when it's going off and the bait fish are there, the sharks will be on that. Reporter: Yeah, some good advice and, listen, we just checked with researchers and they say that the latest readings show it may be on the south side of Long Island right now but, listen, these great white, they can swim more than 100 miles a day so it could be not something that gives people peace of mind, guys. You're going to stay out there for a day. Looks like a pretty good day. Are you going to come back in? What are you going to do. Reporter: It's a little windy but not in that water. Somehow I knew that but the water is cleaner. That's the bottom line too. Thank you, gio.
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