A massive 600-pound shark was recently spotted in New York water. Meanwhile, 50 other sharks were seen very close to beaches in the state and at least five people were recently bitten.

New York State has a shark problem.

Shark Attacks Increasing In New York State

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Gov. Kathy Hochul believes cleaner waters have led to a surge in shark encounters across New York. Others think it's global warming.

Back in 2012, there was just one reported shark attack across New York State. There were eight encounters in New York State in 2022.

Already this summer there's been at least five reported attacks. Five people were bitten in a span of just two days in and around Long Island on July 3 and July 4.

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"The lifeguards jumped off their stands and were screaming, 'Get out! Get out! Get out!' It was crazy, people didn't know what to do,"  Allison Ellers told NBC New York.

600 Pound Shark Spotted Off New York Coast

Meanwhile, a massive 600-pound shark recently pinged off the coast of Long Island.

The shark named Rose was tagged a few years ago. She's listed at 600 pounds and measures nearly 11 feet.

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"Rose was tagged on OCEARCH's Expedition Nova Scotia 2020 and named after Rose Bay not far from where she was tagged," Oceargh states.

Rose pinged near East Moriches, the Ocearch group reports.

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