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Great White Shark Spotted 40 Yards Off Cape Cod Beach

Four other great whites were also spotted Tuesday

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    Shark Scares at Cape Cod Beaches

    A beach in Wellfleet was cleared for a short time after a shark sighting.

    (Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019)

    A great white shark was spotted off a beach in Cape Cod on Tuesday.

    The shark was seen about 40 yards off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet at noon, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

    Six other great white sharks were also spotted Tuesday off Provincetown, Truro and Orleans.

    Tuesday's sightings come a day after the shark conservancy spotted at least 11 white sharks during a tagging expedition in Cape Cod Bay. The sightings took place on Billingsgate Shoal.

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    Megan Winton from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy talks about the first research trip out in Cape Cod waters.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    Two sharks tagged by the group measured 9 and 10 feet.

    Last year, two people were attacked by sharks on Cape Cod, including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936. The first attack occurred on Aug. 15 at Longnook Beach in Truro. The victim, a New York man, survived but was badly injured. The second attack on Sept. 15 at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet claimed the life of 26-year-old Arthur Medici of Revere.

    Ever since, towns on the Cape have been wrestling with a variety of possible solutions for the shark crisis, including building ocean barriers and reducing the seal population.

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