Eight whales have died on New York beaches since January. Ten whales perished in the span of two months at the end of 2022. Today, another was added to the list on the beaches of Robert Moses State Park.
Last summer, for about a three week period on New York's south shore beaches, ocean swimmers were on shark alert. Six victims were bitten during that time period in rather shallow water, on the white sands of Long Island. This year, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul says that the state parks are ready to take on the monsters of the deep.