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App Tracks Sharks That May Be in Cape Cod

Shark experts may have footage of an early great white shark sighting at Wellfleet's Marconi Beach.



    Great White Sharks Feed on Whale Carcass

    Three beaches on Cape Cod were closed to swimming on Friday afternoon after 6 great white sharks were spotted feeding on a whale carcass. (Published Friday, Aug. 5, 2016)

    A possible great white shark sighting in Cape Cod means that shark season may be upon us, but technology is providing a better idea of where exactly they are.

    Shark experts at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries may have footage of a great white shark about 60 feet off-shore of Wellfleet's Marconi Beach.

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has a ‘Sharktivity’ app for mobile users that can now track some sharks in real time, seeing where they are as soon as they ping a satellite.

    There’s also a spot where you can report possible sightings to experts for review.

    Shark sightings usually don't start until mid-June, but more great whites have been spotted off the Cape in the past few years.

    Great white sharks come to Cape Cod waters to feast on seals.

    The risk of a swimmer being attacked by a shark is minimal. The last documented fatal great white shark attack in Massachusetts waters was in 1936.

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