Swimmers and paddlers are urged to be cautious

In the aftermath of the tragic shark attack off Bailey Island on July 27, 2020, we are advising swimmers and paddlers to use the utmost caution.

On July 31, 2020, the Maine Department of Marine Resources confirmed a credible great white shark sighting at Pond Island Ledges, off Bailey Island.

What you can do

  • Do not swim near seals or schools of fish. Not sure how to recognize a school of fish? Click here for more information.
  • Swim close to shore in waist deep water.
  • Avoid swimming at dawn and dusk.
  • Swim in groups.

To learn more, click here for a series of press releases issued by the Department of Marine Resources.

Please report shark sightings to the Marine Patrol. Click here for contact information.