The 515-pound thresher shark caught by Stephen Deckoff and his son on June 26 was alive when this picture was taken. It was taken offshore and returned to the sea, still alive, soon after.
Montauk Marine Basin
Eastern spadefoot toads, like this one in captivity at the South Fork Natural History Museum, have specially designed “paws” that allow them to burrow like a mole, and an eerie quacking call that can be heard before they emerge from the soil in heavy spring and summer rains.
Tim Macierowski was the angler and John Brunelle the captain on the Lady Irene when this winning mako, a 325-pounder, was caught on Saturday during the Star Island Yacht Club and Marina’s two-day Shark Fishing Tournament over the weekend. The winners captured $38,500 in prize money.