New shark concerns as beach season begins

Communities along the Northeast coast are taking action after a great white shark was tracked swimming near Long Island Sound.
2:45 | 05/22/19

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Now those new concerns about sharks as the summer beach season kicks off. Experts warning there's been a resurgence in the great white shark population. And so now beach communities all along the coast are taking action. Gio Benitez is back on the water, has the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, robin. Good morning to you. Yeah, that great white shark has so many people asking what's in these waters? Let's go to the sky and take a live look through our drone cam. That right there is what has people so concerned right now, the beaches up and down the coast. This memorial day weekend. This great white shark here being tagged by researchers last year is heading toward Massachusetts after swimming near Long Island earlier this week. Now people are wondering how many other sharks are making their way north. Some researchers say the great white population is known to my great along the south shore of Long Island even identifying a nursery for newborn and juvenile sharks in the region. This is a very dynamic time of year because water temperatures will rise and those temperatures are compatible and provide optimal habitat for these sharks. Reporter: As great whites make their move people in northern beach towns are thinking up unique ways to deal wit, from shark repelling technology, even seal contraception to limit the predator's' food supply as residents urge more action from officials before the summer starts. Let's see about the visibility. Determine how they behave in our waters and start moving towards a more sophisticated shark culture. Reporter: In cape cod anxiety is rising. We expect to see the first sharks probably within the first couple weeks and goes off the charts for the months of July, October and November. Reporter: One town is holding safety meetings educating the public about how to stop bleeding from shark bites. Emt stations and emergency phones are being put near the even though they're extremely rare in towns that depend on summer beachgoers officials are concerned and say more needs to be done with every option on the table. People come here to use our beautiful beach, but if they think they'll be slaughtered by a great shark they won't. Reporter: And taking another live look here through our drone, we should tell you that that great white nursery we told you about earlier, that is actually somewhere between cape cod and cape may and that really may be why these great whites are appearing more often here in the northeast, guys. That could be the case. Hey, gio, you said you're taking me out to lunch so you better get going. Get back here. Get back to shore. You're paying. I'll Bab. I'll stop looking. Nice day out there on the

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