Who needs a screening of Jaws on the water when you can see a real, live shark in Rockaway Beach?
No, it’s not a great white, but Instagram user Dylan Sirgiovanni spotted this sizeable, bug-eyed fish, which looks like a dusky shark, at 136th Street. He said he saw it on Tuesday evening and after snapping a picture, he did what any person with a healthy disregard for their hands would do – helped it back into the water.
Too bad Sirgiovanni wasn’t able to help these two sharks that washed up on the beach, dead and unresponsive, in the same area a few hours later. Alex Garberg, who spotted the two dogfish sharks, said he saw four total that were either dead or dying on the beach Wednesday morning. In April, a whale washed up nearby.