In keeping with Bangor Every day Information, Popham Seaside State Park was closed lower than an hour after the shark sighting was reported at 5:20 p.m. native time.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app confirmed the seashore closure. The seashore reopened Thursday morning.
The app additionally reported an unconfirmed sighting off Small Level, Maine, final week.
Shark sightings have closed East Coast seashores all through July.
Tens of confirmed sightings have been tracked on Sharktivity in the waters close to Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.
For New York beachgoers, bites have been frequent.
“ISAF has not but confirmed shark involvement in all instances. All victims survived with comparatively minor accidents,” it stated.
ISAF stated solely 12 unprovoked bites had been recorded in New York’s historical past previous to this 12 months, none of which have been deadly.
It famous that there’s a nursery for sand tiger sharks positioned off Hearth Island, New York.
Scientists additionally cite warming ocean temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish for the rise in sightings.