Five Shark Sightings on Mass. Beaches

shark seen off duxbury beach
Plymouth Harbormaster

A total of five great white sharks were spotted off Massachusetts beaches Sunday.

In Duxbury, a shark was seen not far from the coast eating a dead whale. The local beach was closed to swimming for a time Sunday.

Meanwhile, on Cape Cod, two white sharks were seen off Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro; one was seen two miles south of Nauset Public Beach; and another shark, estimated to be 9-10 feet long, was seen by lifeguards at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet. The sightings caused local beaches to close to swimming for a time.

These five sightings came on the last unofficial weekend of the summer; and it was a fitting cap to a season marked by dozens of shark sightings off the coast of Massachusetts.

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