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On Friday, shark sightings exploded off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Several sightings have been reported off Nauset Beach and North Beach Island, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app.
The app has recorded 25 sightings in the past two days and a white shark alert was issued on Saturday morning after a shark was spotted off Nauset Beach about 75 meters from shore.
Dozens of white shark sightings have been reported in the area over the past week, some of which are known to the reserve.
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A shark named Fruit Loops was spotted at a buoy Friday night and Dylan was spotted Saturday morning.
On the east coast, shark sightings have become more common along the shores of Long Island.
The sightings – and multiple stings – have forced the closure of beaches.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered state agencies to increase shark surveillance
The Florida of Natural History and the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File (ISAF) reported that only 12 unprovoked bites had been recorded in New York City history before this year, none of which were fatal.
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He noted that there is a nursery for sand tiger sharks located off Fire Island, New York.
The sand tiger, sand bar, and dusky sharks are usually found near the shore.
Conservation efforts have led to a rebound in shark populations, as well as an increase in the seal population in New England waters.
Scientists also cite warming ocean temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish for the rise in sightings.
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The risk of shark attacks remains very low.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.