Weekend shark sightings close East Coast beaches again

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Shark sightings on the East Coast forced more beachgoers out of the water over the weekend. 

In Massachusetts, there were more than 20 sightings tracked on the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) Sharktivity app between Saturday and Sunday. 

According to Boston.com, Nauset Public Beach and LeCount Hollow Beach were closed to swimming on Sunday afternoon.

Detections at buoys in Cape Cod waters also spiked. 

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The app shows that there have been six confirmed and one unconfirmed shark sighting over the course of the past two days, as well as four detections.

Off of New York’s coast, sightings and bites have also impacted summer beach hours

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The Empire State’s Rockaway Beach was reopened on Sunday after shark sightings in the area closed it the day before. 

“We understand there may be residual fear, but the presence of sharks in the ocean is the result of successful long-term conservation efforts and a sign of a healthy environment. Sharks are generally uninterested in humans, and shark attacks remain extremely rare,” the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation tweeted.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has ordered state agencies to increase surveillance on the coast.

Scientists cite warming ocean temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish for an increase in incidents. 

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