Shark activity along the beaches of the U.S. Northeast has increased in recent years amid a rising seal population and conservation efforts, experts say.
Beaches on Long Island, in New York, are on heightened alert after officials say a shark bit a lifeguard who was playing a shark bite victim in a training drill.
A family member reportedly jumped in the water and “beat the shark” until the girl was freed.
One local beach temporarily closed due to a sighting.
"We were surprised to find that the sharks we tracked spent so much time near the lights and sounds of the busy city, often close to shore, no matter the time of day," the study author said.
Sea Life at Mall of America has welcomed a new resident, a baby zebra shark, for the summer of the shark. The shark was born at the Minnesota Zoo.