Kaitlin Flanigan

Multiple Shark Spottings Close Beaches Along Cape Cod

Two shark taggings and a shark breaching the water near the shore have prompted beach closures along Cape Cod on Monday.

The tagged sharks, which became the 10th and 11th tagged of the season, were tagged about 100 yards from Nauset Beach in Orleans around 10:30 a.m. and then Nauset Spit just before noon.

The first tagged shark was massive, coming in at 11 feet long, while the second beach was about 9 feet long, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory.

Meanwhile, around 11:30 a.m., a great white shark breached the water about 100 yards from the shore of Truro Town Beach, closing the beach to swimmers for about an hour.

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