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Jul 20, 2019 4:06 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Shark Spotted In Penniman Creek In Quogue Saturday Morning

Jul 23, 2019 2:29 PM

A 10-to-12-foot-long shark was spotted swimming in Penniman Creek in Quogue on Saturday morning, Quogue Village Police reported.

Lieutenant Daniel Hartman said his department responded to a call from someone at the Shinnecock Yacht Club who saw the shark swimming in the creek.

Southampton Town bay constables had been monitoring the shark’s location since it was spotted at 9:07 a.m. in Penniman Creek, a shallow inlet in Quogue at the westernmost end of Shinnecock Bay, Lt. Hartman said. Town Police sent out a drone for an aerial view of its movement.

The bay constables and police lost track of the shark in the early afternoon in the western part of Shinnecock Bay, Lt. Hartman said. The drone’s battery eventually died, and the constables could no longer spot it from their boat, he said.

On Tuesday, Lt. Hartman said that the bay constables did not relocate the shark after losing contact with it on Saturday afternoon. He could not confirm what type of shark it was.

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release the drone footage pretty sure some Osearch people could identify the species pretty quickly -
By villavecchio (6), Southampton on Jul 20, 19 4:28 PM
i called chief brody already
By WilliamColledge (3), southampton on Jul 20, 19 4:30 PM
Here's to swimming with bowlegged women
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 20, 19 4:49 PM
gonna need a bigger boat
By joeg (31), Hampton Bays on Jul 20, 19 5:11 PM
10-12 foot? 25! And three tons of him
By G (342), Southampton on Jul 20, 19 6:59 PM
JAWS 2019 but this time where is was actually filled.
By Summer Resident (251), Southampton Town, NY on Jul 21, 19 12:44 AM
back home we gotta taxidermist gonna have a heart attack when he sees what I brung Him.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 21, 19 7:12 AM
What’s your name? Chrissy! What are we doing? Swimming!
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Jul 21, 19 8:10 AM
Always remember, you can tell sharks are close when the ocean has a salty taste to it.
By even flow (1023), East Hampton on Jul 21, 19 8:25 AM
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Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies.
Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain
For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston.
And so nevermore shall we see you again"
By themarlinspike (542), Northern Hemisphere on Jul 21, 19 9:04 AM
Here lie the bones of Molly McGee, died at he age of one hundred and three , for fourteen years she kept her virginity , not a bad record for this vicinity.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 22, 19 6:18 AM
Probably a nurse shark, harmless.
By The Royal 'We' (199), Southampton on Jul 21, 19 1:02 PM
A "10- to 12-foot" nurse shark? Not likely a nurse shark if it's that large.

Which leads to the question, how reliable is the sighting?

By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Jul 22, 19 8:53 PM
Hooper drives the boat Chief!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 21, 19 5:33 PM
See this one? Mary Ellen Moffitt , she broke my heart. Show me the way to go home, I'm tired and I wanna go to bed, I had a little drink about an hour ago and it went right to my head.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 21, 19 6:19 PM
Most likely a juvenile white shark. The girth on that fish was massive. They come into the inlet regularly.
By Harbor Master (114), Sag Harbor on Jul 21, 19 7:54 PM
Pippet!!! That's a bad hat, Harry
By waterview (3), Southampton on Jul 23, 19 11:16 AM
For that you get the head the tail the whole damn thing
By waterview (3), Southampton on Jul 23, 19 11:18 AM
basking shark
By prometheus (13), HB on Jul 23, 19 4:36 PM