Shark Shack

Coming Soon: The Shark Shack!

The Shark Shack is a joint pilot project between SOFO and the Southampton Teachers Association (STA) to increase awareness and appreciation for sharks found in our local waters. The project is made up of Southampton High School (SHS) students and teachers, researchers, and museum educators. Our pop-up Shark Shack will be setup throughout Suffolk County, providing information and hands-on educational resources about the sharks found off Long Island. The Shark Shack will also educate participants about the cutting edge science being conducted by SOFO and its partners, as well as provide practical advice for safely enjoying our world-famous beaches.


Basic beach safety tips include:

  • Avoid areas with schools of fish.

  • Avoid swimming at dusk, night, and dawn.

  • Avoid swimming if birds are diving and/or if dolphins and whales are in the area.

  • Avoid murky water.

  • Swim, paddle, and surf in groups.

  • Stay close to shore, where your feet can touch the bottom.

  • Limit your time in the water.

  • Avoid spending time on sandbars or near riprap.

  • Always follow the instructions of lifeguards and beach staff. 

To learn more about sharks found in our local waters, or to report sightings, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) website


Did you know?

There are over 20 species of sharks commonly found off Long Island! Sharks actually have many positive benefits for marine ecosystem health. Healthy oceans have healthy shark populations. Learn from us how to Share the Waves!


The Shark Shack schedule is coming soon.

We’re excited to meet you! 


For more information, please call Frank Quevedo at 631-537-9735 or email


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