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HOUSTON (CW39) – I think the sharks know that this week is dedicated to them. They have recently found their way into the spotlight several times this month. Today we will highlight when sharks made headlines! Showing the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny… Caught on camera and posted on social media.  

Let’s start with our national stories, this one developing out of Long Island Beach, New York. Where a dead great white shark was spotted on Southern Long Island Shores this week. 

According to the Quogue Village Police and the New York State Department of Environmental conservation, they were unable to secure the carcass before it washed back out to sea. It was seen the following day on a beach in Southampton. Crews retrieved the carcass and sent it to a lab for testing. 

Cape Cod beaches were also closed this week as dozens of shark sightings were reported. Most of the sightings were reported on the Sharktivity app, and action was taken by local officials. Cape cod has long been known as a hotspot for sharks on the east coast, and July is normally the prime time for their arrival.  

Source: Sharktivity App

Now to Texas… Let’s start with this comical tweet posted by the City of Plano on twitter. Yes, they did in fact photoshop sharks into these summer scenes of their city. 

Source: @cityofplanotx on Twitter

Close to home here in Galveston this shark video is going viral! Captain ‘Sharky’ posted this shark chomping down on the side of a boat. Check it out! 

About Micheal ‘Sharky’ Marquez

Graduating from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a Maritime Administration Business Degree, Michael started his first business,  Out Cast Fishin Charters in 2014. His passion for fishing was evident as he fished between classes and became a US Coast Guard licensed Captain while still in school.   A. chain-reaction followed as he developed the Monsta Apparel Brand before graduation. Out Cast Charters has been voted the #1 Charter Company in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as well as ‘Best Boat Captain’ all years. He is the Saltwater Ambassador for Academy Sports & Outdoors, spokesman for Honda Marine Motors, a regular guest on The 610 Morning Show with Mickey Eastman and is the host of  The Monsta Catch series. Visit him on his YouTube Channel, Captain Sharky as well as Instagram and Facebook.

About Captain Maritime Mike  

Mike is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Maritime Transportation and holds an Unlimited Tonnage License. To say he is crazy for fishing, well let’s just say that’s an understatement.  He has fished as long as he can remember from shallow water bays to the Gulf of Mexico and is well versed in all things mechanical. After graduation he worked offshore for a while, but time with family and his love of fishing, called him closer to home. He enjoys teaching tips and tricks during his charters as well as chatting about the shipping industry. Mike joined us in late 2021 and is a great asset to Out Cast as one if his goals is to have fun while on the hunt for Monsta Fish!

Want some sharky swag? Visit to look and feel good out on the coast! Captain ‘Sharky’ is the owner of this brand… support a local business with your surf style.