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  1. Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's legRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | CBS 3 Springfield

    A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark, after a DNA comparison, researchers announced Wednesday. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of sharks to determine its species.

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  2. DNA from shark tooth in boy's leg used to ID species in New York bite incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | University of Florida News

    ... The bite was one of a pair of unusual attacks that occurred just minutes and miles apart at Fire Island National Seashore in mid-July. A 12-year-old girl who was also bitten reported seeing a 3- to 4-foot orange-brown animal with a dorsal fin. ...

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  3. Signaling for supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Newsday

    But one group making the trip Thursday has a most atypical goal. It will collect information for its quest to persuade UNESCO to grant World Heritage Site designation to Fire Island National Seashore.

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  4. Alexcy Romero named superintendent of Fire Island National SeashoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Newsday

    The native New Yorker had been superintendent at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the Washington, D.C., area, and has spent almost 30 years with the National Park Service. A native New Yorker who has enjoyed Long Island's natural beauty has been tapped to head the Fire Island National Seashore.

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  5. Woodstock Construction Group: Passion for Work Pays Dividends for This ContractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Construction Equipment Guide

    ... of decking, installed utility lines and resurfaced the entire marina. The job's location on Fire Island National Seashore made it unique and challenging. "This island is like a science project for New York's ecosystem, and it's run by the National ...

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  6. Cantor: World historic site designation for Fire Island a worthy effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Long Island Business News

    Long Island's Fire Island National Seashore is well known locally and nationally, and if Bay Shore attorney Irving Like and Molloy College professor John Tanacredi have their way, that will also be the case around the world. Like and Tanacredi are seeking World Heritage Site designation for Fire Island from the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization.

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  7. At Fire Island Lighthouse, get a great view of historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Newsday

    If you're looking for something awesome to do this summer, I highly recommend visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at the west end of the Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park.

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  8. Judge throws out suit challenging Fire Island deer-management planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Newsday

    A federal judge has thrown out an animal rights group's lawsuit challenging the Fire Island National Seashore's plan to use hunters to curb the barrier island's population of white-tailed deer. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein, who sits in Central Islip, closed a case filed last year by Friends of Animals, which had argued that the agency's plan to cull the population of white-tailed deer violated federal law because its architects did not consider "an alternative that utilizes only nonlethal options."

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  9. Fire Island breach to be filled only if it causes harm, National Park Service saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Newsday

    ... have," said Kaetlyn Jackson, a park planner for the National Park Service, which owns the Fire Island National Seashore. The breach connects the bay and the Atlantic in the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness, which lies east of the barrier island's ...

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  10. Shark attack confirmed in 1 of 2 bites off Fire IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Albany Times Union

    ... leg of Pollina's 12-year-old daughter, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Sailors Haven beach at the Fire Island National Seashore in New York. Lola Pollina was one of two children bitten in possible shark attacks off Fire Island beaches on Wednesday. ...

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  11. Police: 2 Children Suffer Bites In Possible Shark AttacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WIBX-AM Whitesboro

    ... marks "consistent with a large fish" while wading, said Elizabeth Rogers, a spokeswoman for Fire Island National Seashore, which runs the beach. Rogers said authorities had not confirmed the wounds to be shark bites, but said the Suffolk police ...

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  12. Two children bitten by sharks in city's first attack in 70 yearsRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | Yahoo!

    GRAPHIC CONTENT: Two children have been bitten by sharks while playing on a New York beach in what is believed to be the state's first attack in 70 years. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were frolicking in the surf kilometres apart along the Fire Island National Seashore.

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  13. New York Shark Attacks Reported Along Fire Island BeachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | News Max

    In New York, rare shark attacks injured two children miles apart along Fire Island National Seashore on Wednesday. New York shark attacks that injured two children playing in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore on Wednesday mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

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  14. Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... marks "consistent with a large fish" while wading, said Elizabeth Rogers, a spokeswoman for Fire Island National Seashore, which runs the beach. Rogers said authorities had not confirmed the wounds to be shark bites, but said the Suffolk police ...

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  15. Girl, 12, recounts pain, shock after rare shark attack on US beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Iol.co.za

    Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were discharged after emergency medical treatment for their separate mishaps, each with a bandaged right leg, and both were expected to fully recover.

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  16. Rare shark attacks reported off New York islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | RTE.ie

    Two youngsters swimming in the sea along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs in apparent shark attacks. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were discharged after emergency medical treatment, each with a bandaged right leg, and both are expected to fully recover.

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  17. Two reported shark attacks close New York's Fire Island beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Yahoo!

    Two shark attacks were reported off Fire Island National Seashore east of New York City on Wednesday, with officials analyzing a tooth removed from one teenage victim's leg to determine what bit him, authorities said. In the first attack, a 12-year-old girl was bit at about 11:15 a.m. EDT while wading in the waters of Sailors Haven in Brookhaven, said Elizabeth Rogers, spokeswoman for the National Park Service.

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  18. Long Beach lifeguards on alert after Fire Island swimmers are bittenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | South Shore Record

    ... while boogie boarding in the waters at Atlantique Beach on Fire Island. Islip Town beaches and Fire Island National Seashore beaches were closed for the day after the attacks, according to ABC. Additionally, swimmers were pulled from the water at ...

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  19. 2 children bitten in suspected shark attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | KMIZ

    Investigators want to know whether two children bitten on Wednesday in the waters off New York beaches were attacked by sharks. A 12-year-old girl, Lola Pollina, was bitten in Sailors Haven beach at 11:15 a.m. while she was wading offshore, according to Elizabeth Rogers, a public affairs specialist for the Fire Island National Seashore.

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  20. Two kids attacked by sharks off New York's Fire IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | ABS-CBN News

    Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were discharged after emergency medical treatment for their separate mishaps, each with a bandaged right leg, and both were expected to fully recover.

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