As shark and marine life activity has increased in the waters around Suffolk County this year, we wanted to share some important tips to help keep you safe as you enjoy the beach this season. Remember, we share these waters with a variety of marine life and it’s important to stay alert and pay attention when entering these habitats.
Avoid areas with schools of bait fish, diving sea birds, or the presence of marine mammals such as dolphins or seals.
Avoid swimming in murky water.
Always swim, paddle, kayak, and surf in groups
Always follow instructions of lifeguards and parks staff
Thank you to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for sharing these helpful infographics!