(Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/YouTube)
ORLEANS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It may not be beach season anymore, but the sharks keep coming off the coast of Cape Cod.
Footage released by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy caught a 9-foot-long female white shark breaching off the coast of Nauset Beach on Nov. 11.
The shark came up underneath Dr. Greg Skomal, a shark researcher with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, as he was recording underwater footage while standing on the pulpit of a research boat.
The shark has since been tagged as "part of the movement study and has been identified for the white shark catalog," according to the conservancy.
"While out on research trips, we've seen white sharks breach and we've received multiple reports of breaching white sharks in recent years from fishermen and boaters," the conservancy said in a Facebook post. "While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows they can occur."
The conservancy went on to say this is a reminder that these sharks are "wild and unpredictable animals" and that anyone on or in the water should be cautious.
A high number of sharks were spotted off Cape Cod this season, leading to more than 100 beach closures over the summer.