Ten-foot long shark spotted in shallows of popular US beach days after first great white sighting of the season

A TEN-FOOT-LONG shark has been spotted on the shores of Long Island – days after the first great white sighting of the season.

Footage shows the beast, thought to be a mako shark, flapping as it was washed up on a beach in New York state.

The shark was spotted by a fisherman at Point Lookout, News 12 reported.

The fisherman called the Department of Environmental Conversation for assistance after realizing the marine creature was struggling.

But, the shark had disappeared by the time crews had reached the beach.

Footage of the animal flapping its tail went viral on social media.

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One Twitter user said: “Ohh yeah, you definitely not seeing me in the water this summer. F**k no (sic).”

Another commented: “Yeah, it’s a no for beaches in New York for me this year.”

A fearful social media user simply posted: “Yikes.”

There are only two species of Mako shark remaining – the longfin and shortfin.

Mako sharks can travel at speeds of up to 100mph to catch their food and can jump up to nine meters out of the water.

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A great white shark was spotted off the coast of Massachusetts during the Memorial Day weekend on May 29.

Footage captured the moment the beast chomped down on a seal while swimming near the waters of a popular beach in Nantucket.

Beach visitors are advised to stay close to the shore, avoiding swimming out to waters that are more than waist-high, NBC10 Boston reported.

The sharks frequently tend to lurk in water that’s shallower than 15 feet.

Beachgoers wading in the Cape Cod waters have been urged to stay close to the shore so they can be rescued if they encounter a shark.

Experts have also recommended keeping splashing to a minimum.

Three great white sharks up to 14ft in length were spotted off the coast of North Carolina in April.

A 990-pound shark named Ulysses was seen on April 6, while a juvenile that weighed 700 pounds was spotted on April 10.

The largest shark spotted was a beast named Mahone, who measured 13 feet 7 inches.

And, footage captured dozens of sharks swimming in shallow water off the coast of Florida as they circled Anclote Island.

The sharks were spotted just over 30 miles from Tampa.

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