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Great White Shark Spotted on Cape Cod Beach

Beach was closed for a brief time as a precaution

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    Three beaches on Cape Cod were closed to swimming on Friday afternoon after 6 great white sharks were spotted feeding on a whale carcass. (Published Friday, Aug. 5, 2016)

    Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, was closed for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon after a shark sighting.

    Dan Tobin, Director of Chatham Parks and Recreation said the shark was spotted just before 1:30 p.m. According to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity App, the closure was prompted by a Great White Shark predation of a seal on the beach.

    More than a handful of Great White Sharks have been spotted in New England waters so far this season.

    Tobin told the Cape Cod Times that there were a couple of swimmers in the water at the time of the seal attack. No injuries were reported to the swimmers.

    As a precaution, the beach was closed for a couple of hours but has since been reopened.


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