Sharks, Orcas and Manatees: A Wild, Wild Summer Off Cape Cod

There have been dozens of great white sharks spotted off Cape Cod so far this summer, some of them swimming so close to shore that beaches have been forced to close to swimming. There have also been orca and manatee sightings.

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The 20th shark was tagged in Chatham.
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Wayne Davis worked to grab this shot of two sharks being tagged.
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And here's Robert.
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This is Ashley Grace.
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And here's Brady.
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MA Sharks named one of their sharks Big Papi.
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The 19th shark was tagged off Nauset Inlet.
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The 18th shark of the season was captured off Nauset Inlet.
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And Dr. Greg Skomal captured the 17th shark of the season off Nauset Public.
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The 16th shark of the season was captured off Nauset North.
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Another shark was tagged in Truro, Mass.
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More white sharks were spotted off Nauset Beach this past weekend.
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And Cool Beans
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And Scratchy.
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And Ben.
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Here's James the shark.
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The first white shark was tagged on June 24th off of Nauset Beach.
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Mass Marine Fisheries Dr. Greg Skomal worked with the conservancy to tag the shark.
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Dr. Skomal and the conservancy tagged the second white shark off of Cape Cod on June 27th.
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Dr. Skomal and the conservancy tagged the third shark of the season on July 6th off of Coastguard Beach in Cape Cod.
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An Orca, or killer whale, was spotted by Captain Bruce Peters of Capeshores Charters off the coast of Chatham, Mass., on July 4th.
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A fourth shark was tagged on July 7th.
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Spotter pilot Wayne Davis captured photos of a white shark chasing a seal.
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Here's Dr. Skomal tagging an 11 inch white shark off Cape Cod, the fifth of the 2016 season.
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Dr. Skomal tagged two sharks off Chatham on July 15. He's spotted at least 8 so far this season.
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Atlantic White Shark's spotter pilot Wayne Davis snapped this photo of a white shark near two seals off Monomoy.
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And here's a shot of a white shark cruising by a grey seal.
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Wayne also spotted two white sharks near the research vessel off Monomoy on Sunday July 17.
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Wayne Davis spotted more sharks near Monomoy.
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Cameras captured a shark eating a seal.
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Here's Dr. Skomal tagging the 7th shark of the season.
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This is the 8th shark of the season Dr. Skomal tagged.
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This great white shark was spotted off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts.
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Boaters were alerted to this great white by the Sharktivity app.
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Spotter pilot Wayne Davis spotted three great white sharks at once off Monomoy Island on Monday.
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Dr. Greg Skomal tagged the ninth great white shark of the season - an 11-footer - off Monomy Island on Thursday.
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Dr. Greg Skomal tagged the ninth great white shark of the season - an 11-footer - off Monomy Island on Thursday.
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The 10th shark of the season, an 11 foot one, was tagged off Monomoy.
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Scratchy was one of the sharks seen off the Cape on Aug. 3.
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This white shark tagged on Aug. 4 was identified as Keelie, a 10.5-foot female first identified last year.
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Center for Coastal Studies photo taken under NOAA permit #18786.
Several great white sharks were spotted feeding on a whale carcass off North Truro, Massachusetts.
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A white shark was spotted near a dead Minke Whale in Truro, Mass.
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Another great white shark was spotted off Monomoy on Monday morning.
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Another shot of the shark off Monomoy.
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Captain John J King II rescued a white shark on Monday.
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A shark was spotted by Wayne Davis near a school of menhaden.
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These crabs were spotted near another shark
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This great white shark was spotted on Thursday, Aug. 18, off Cape Cod.
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Broken Tail the shark popped up again this summer.
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Three great white sharks were spotted in the area between Nauset Beach and Callanan's Pass on Friday.
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This manatee was spotted off Harwich, Massachusetts, on Thursday.
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This manatee was spotted off Harwich, Massachusetts, on Thursday.
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This manatee was spotted off Harwich, Massachusetts, on Thursday.
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