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App Tracks Sharks That May Be in Cape Cod

Shark experts may have footage of an early great white shark sighting at Wellfleet's Marconi Beach.

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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)

    A possible great white shark sighting in Cape Cod means that shark season may be upon us, but technology is providing a better idea of where exactly they are.

    Shark experts at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries may have footage of a great white shark about 60 feet off-shore of Wellfleet's Marconi Beach.

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has a ‘Sharktivity’ app for mobile users that can now track some sharks in real time, seeing where they are as soon as they ping a satellite.

    There’s also a spot where you can report possible sightings to experts for review.

    Shark sightings usually don't start until mid-June, but more great whites have been spotted off the Cape in the past few years.

    Great white sharks come to Cape Cod waters to feast on seals.

    The risk of a swimmer being attacked by a shark is minimal. The last documented fatal great white shark attack in Massachusetts waters was in 1936.

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