Great white shark heads to the Hamptons just in time for Memorial Day
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Cabot, the great white shark that made a splash when he was tracked in the Long Island Sound off of Greenwich, Conn., clearly has posh taste — he’s now made it to the Hamptons.
The 533-pound beast was last pinged off the coast of Westhampton Beach at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
“Well guys, my adventures are taking me elsewhere. Maybe I’ll stop in again next year,” a Twitter account set up in Cabot’s name said Tuesday.
“Thank you to the wonderful people of Greenwich for your hospitality!”
But there might be something fishy about this tale — because Cabot has been pinged on both the North and South shores of Long Island hours apart.
“We don’t know whether he was there or not,” OCEARCH spokesman John Kanaly conceded about whether Cabot swam the sound. “We have detections from both sides.”
OCEARCH ruled out the possibility that Cabot could have traveled from the sound to the Atlantic so quickly due to a weather-related “sharknado.”
A wave of shark-obsessed fans appeared to have crashed OCEARCH real-time tracking website Tuesday, leaving Cabot’s whereabouts a great white mystery for a few hours.
But the site soon came back online showing the sub-adults southward movements from the Sound to the Atlantic.
The 9-foot, 8-inch fish’s every move has been tracked online since he was first tagged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, last year by OCEARCH, which also follows the meanderings of sea turtles, tiger sharks and seals.
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