Environmental officials on Friday shared a startling photo of a white shark swimming close to a surfer off a popular Cape Cod beach Friday morning.
In a Facebook post, the Orleans National Resources Office shared the photo, taken by Joe Mault, and said the close encounter happened Friday morning off Nauset Beach.
In the post, the office urged beachgoers to use caution.
"As a reminder to all beach goers we continue into peak season for white shark activity... Please remain vigilant."
Sharks have been sighted off Cape Cod over 200 times this year, according to the Sharktivity app.
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