More New York shark sightings were reported this week at Rockaway Beach in Queens. However, the sightings did not prompt beach closures as they did in July.
The Parks Department told Fox News Digital that the sharks were observed before beaches opened to swimming at 8:45 a.m. ET and that NYPD Aviation reported no sightings during a second flyover nearly two hours later.
"We never want to close our beaches, but the safety of our swimmers is our top priority," it said in an emailed statement. "Thankfully, on Monday we were able to open Rockaway Beach to swimming soon after 10:00 a.m."