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Great White Shark Spotted Near Swimmers Off Cape Cod, Head of the Meadow Beach Closed

The sighting was confirmed by a lifeguard plane circling overhead

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    Great White Shark Spotted Near Swimmers Off Cape Cod, Head of the Meadow Beach Closed
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    A great white shark was spotted swimming off Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro, Massachusetts near swimmers on Monday.

    The sighting was confirmed by a lifeguard plane that was circling overhead. Swimming at the Cape Cod beach was shut down for one hour.

    This latest sighting comes following a busy week for shark activity off the New England coast.

    On Saturday, swimmers at Nauset Beach saw a great white shark eating a seal near shore. The water was filled with blood, and swimmers were temporarily kept out of the water. Also on Saturday, a white shark was unintentionally caught in water off the Massachusetts. The 10-foot immature female shark was brought to Scituate after being caught in a gillnet.

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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.

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    Another great white - this one 6-feet long - was caught by fishermen off Rhode Island on Sunday.

    And bite marks found on a whale carcass off Old Orchard Beach in Maine last week have been confirmed to be from a great white.

    In the past week alone, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app shows that there have been nearly a dozen shark sightings off Cape Cod alone.

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