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Are there any sharks in the Long Island Sound?

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There are very few sharks in the waters of Long Island Sound, but brown sharks and sand tiger sharks are the ones most commonly seen in the estuary. A variety of species are found off the outer shores of Long Island, such as threshers, makos, blues and great whites.

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As of 2014, the most recent authenticated shark attack within the waters was in 1961. It was a provoked, non-fatal attack. A fisherman was bitten on the fingers and right shin by an unknown species. Another attack occurred in 1960 when a diver suffered a superficial laceration on his left arm, also from an unidentified species.

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