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Beachgoers Ordered Out of Water After Great White Shark Sighting Off Cape Cod

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    Department of Marine Fisheries Scientist Greg Skomal was using his GoPro to track white sharks off Cape Cod when the shark approached his camera. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017)

    Beachgoers were ordered out of the water after a great white shark sighting off Cape Cod on Monday morning.

    According to the Cape Cod Times, the shark was spotted "near the surf line" of Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts, around 10 a.m.

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    Three other great white sharks were also spotted off Cape Cod on Monday, according to the Sharktivity app.

    The last two years have seen more than the usual number of great whites off the Cape. Researchers using a plane and boats spotted 147 individual white sharks last summer. That was up slightly from 2015, but significantly more than the 80 individual sharks spotted in 2014.

    Already this year, well over 40 great white sharks have been spotted off Cape Cod.

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    A team of shark-lovers hits the waves to track and catalog the sharks that enter Massachusetts waters.

    (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

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