Great White Shark Spotted Near Cape Cod Beach

DENNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Swimmers were directed to get out of the waters on Thursday afternoon, after a great white shark was spotted eating seals off the coast of the Cape.

According to WBZ-TV, at 2:45 p.m. a lifeguard spotted a juvenile great white shark trying to attack the two seals some 400 feet off the shore of Chapin Memorial Beach.

“Based on the credibility of the reporting party, swimmers were directed to exit the water,” Harbormaster Dawson Farber told WBZ-TV.

Beachgoers were allowed to get back in the water at around 4 p.m. after a search crew cleared the area.

As the Cape Cod Times reports, in 2019, a receiver attached to a buoy off the coast of Dennis recorded 660 detections from 15 sharks. Experts are warning the public to be aware that more sharks are likely to be spotted along the Massachusetts coast as the waters warm.

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