New York State deploys 60 shark-monitoring drones across Long Island and NYC beaches

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday the state is deploying 60 drones to beaches along Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County to help with shark spotting after five attacks this year.

At a news conference at Jones Beach in Nassau County, Hochul said the drones will provide an unblinking “eye in the sky” to enhance safety for beachgoers, with three sweeps a day — at the beach opening, around midday and at closing..

“If the message can get out to the sharks: we are watching… from land and sea and air” Hochul said.

As part of the $1 million plan, the state has activated scores of drones — adding dozens to the already existing set of 18 — with the hope of protecting against dangerous shark encounters. Read the rest here