Cabot the great white shark has headed out to sea, due east, based on the most recent electronic ping from the tracking device attached to him, according to the shark-tracking group OCEARCH. Credit: Newsday / Shelby Knowles; OCEARCH

Goodbye, Long Island. Hello, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Cabot the great white shark has headed out to sea, due east, based on the most recent electronic ping from the tracking device attached to him, according to the shark-tracking group OCEARCH.

While OCEARCH can't say for sure just where the 9-foot-8, 500-plus-pound great white was Thursday morning, it seems fairly certain he's no longer in the Long Island Sound — or in any of the waters off Long Island.

OCEARCH says Cabot is gone from the Sound off Greenwich, Connecticut, where he pinged Monday, and now is most likely south of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. At least that's what the latest ping, registered at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday, indicates, according to the Twitter account registered to the shark — @GWSharkCabot — and the OCEARCH website.

OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer did not immediately answer a request for comment Thursday.

The Hartford Courant reported Fischer said Cabot had likely been off Long Island in search of menhaden, more commonly known as bunker, then likely wandered into the Sound looking for whales and seals, which have been known to appear in those waters. Likely, Fischer said, Cabot has since moved north up the East Coast following food sources. Eventually, Cabot is expected to show up again off Nova Scotia — where he was first tagged back in 2018.

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Paying the Price: Long Island's stormy future Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland.

Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland. The conversation continues on newsday.com/nextli where we invite Long Islanders to share their experiences on this looming crisis of changing weather patterns, flooding, shoreline protection, home buyouts and more to find potential solutions for the region’s future.

Paying the Price: Long Island's stormy future Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland.

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