• Cape Cod July 24, 2022 10:30 pm

    Shark Sightings Pile Up Off Coast of Cape Cod This Weekend

    More than 15 confirmed shark sightings have been reported off the coast of Cape Cod this weekend. The majority of the 13 sightings on Saturday that were confirmed by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy were along the Outer Cape near North Beach Island and Monomoy Island in Chatham. In addition, one shark was spotted off the coast of Provincetown. Three…

  • sharks June 6, 2022 2:02 pm

    Here's How Many Sharks Have Been Spotted Off Cape Cod Already This Year

    Typically, sharks don’t return to the waters off Cape Cod and the Islands until mid-June. But shark season got off to an early start this year, as about a dozen have already been spotted off the Massachusetts coast. The first confirmed sighting was on Sunday, May 29. A great white shark was spotted near the Great Point Lighthouse on Nantucket….

  • white shark May 30, 2022 10:10 am

    Massachusetts' 1st White Shark of the Season Spotted Off Nantucket

    Sharks have started to return to the Cape and Islands for the summer. Massachusetts’ first white shark sighting of the season was confirmed Monday, Memorial Day, by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The animal, also known as the great white shark, was spotted near the Great Point Lighthouse on Nantucket on Sunday. The conservancy’s Twitter page shared a local’s...

  • white sharks May 18, 2022 1:53 pm

    App to Provide Verified Sightings of Sharks Off New England

    Shark’s in the water. But is it near swimmers? Soon, New England beachgoers will know. An aquarium and environmental organization are working together to collect better data about shark sightings and help keep people informed of when the animals are nearby. Representatives with the New England Aquarium in Boston and Chatham, Massachusetts-based Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said Wednesday their...

  • sharks August 31, 2021 7:11 am

    20 Great White Sharks Tagged on the Cape This Year

    Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have tagged more than 20 great white sharks off of Cape Cod so far this year, adding to a total of 250 tags since their research began in 2010.

  • Shark Tales August 26, 2021 10:25 am

    Here's How Shark Extinction Would Devastate the Ocean

    Since 1970, the population of oceanic sharks has dropped by 71%, and many species are facing extinction. If you’re not a big fan of sharks, this might seem like a good thing, but the absence of sharks would be devastating to ocean life. Sharks are an essential, keystone species that help balance other animals in the ocean’s food web, and…

  • great white shark August 17, 2021 4:21 pm

    WATCH: This White Shark Off Mass. Is Anything But Camera Shy

    This shark was eager to flash its toothy grin for the camera! On Friday, Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries captured footage of a white shark that was chasing his camera underwater off the coast of Cape Cod.  Based on the video shared by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Monday, the shark is anything but camera…

  • Shark Attacks August 16, 2021 6:33 pm

    Shark Warning Flags See Action at Maine State Beaches a Year After Deadly Attack

    A new shark flag warning system in Maine is getting its first few uses, roughly a year after the state’s first fatal shark attack. The flags have been used twice in the past several weeks, according to Jim Britt, the communications director for Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands: First at Popham Beach in Phippsburg and, most recently, on...

  • Maine August 16, 2021 6:07 pm

    Maine Uses New Shark-Warning System a Year After the State's First Deadly Attack

    A ping on the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app prompted lifeguards at Cape Elizabeth’s Crescent Beach to put up new warning flags the state is using after its first shark attack last year.

  • Shark Tales August 19, 2021 9:20 am

    PODCAST: The Secret Sex Lives of Sharks

    It is incredibly difficult for scientists to observe sharks mating in their natural habitat, since it rarely happens close to the surface. Luckily, there is an island area just off the coast of Florida that’s a regular hot spot for underwater coupling.

  • shark July 1, 2021 4:13 pm

    Shark Washes Up on Cape Cod Beach

    A shark washed ashore at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts, on Thursday. The porbeagle shark was dead by the time responders arrived, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service’s Apex Predator Program will collect the shark to determine what caused its death. Most sharks in the region are spotted...

  • sharks June 30, 2021 12:24 am

    Trying to Predict Shark Sightings, Scientists Study Patterns at Cape Cod

    Now that shark season is officially here, researchers on Cape Cod are busy trying to find a way to predict when the animals are swimming close to the shore.

  • shark sighting June 27, 2021 4:52 pm

    Shark Spotted in Chatham

    A shark was spotted in Chatham, Massachusetts, Sunday afternoon.  The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy reported the shark sighting off North Beach Island.  The shark was spotted by a pilot about 2:40 p.m. Shark sightings become more common off Cape Cod from late June through October as part of a seasonal migration.

  • sharks June 26, 2021 12:58 pm

    No Swim Order on Cape Cod Beach Following Shark Sighting

    A temporary no-swim order was issued on Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts following a shark sighting late Saturday morning. Cape Cod National Seashore Lifeguards ordered beachgoers on the popular Cape Cod beach to stay away from the waters and participate in beach-only activities for at least an hour following the sighting. This sighting is the one of the first…

  • sharks June 18, 2021 5:27 pm

    Shark Season Has Begun on Cape Cod

    Every June, the great white sharks return to the waters of Cape Cod. And this year is no exception. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said a great white dubbed James was detected on a receiver off North Beach in Chatham on Friday. The receiver was just deployed on Thursday. James was originally tagged in 2014 and has returned to the…

  • Massachusetts June 1, 2021 7:26 pm

    Maine Adopts Shark Warning System 1 Year After Deadly Attack

    Nearly a year after Maine’s first deadly shark attack, the state is adopting Massachusetts’ shark warning system in hopes of preventing another tragedy.

  • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy July 19, 2020 11:08 pm

    Shark Sighting Off Coast of Plymouth

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed the shark sighting. The shark was seen circling a boat and then swam away.

  • shark June 18, 2020 11:38 pm

    Up-Close Encounter With Sharks

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged three great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod Wednesday, catching it all on video.

  • sharks June 18, 2020 11:58 pm

    Shark Season Has Begun on Cape Cod

    There may not be as many tourists on Cape Cod this summer, but there will be sharks. Shark season on the Cape kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, as the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Greg Skomal tagged three white sharks who were circling a whale carcass off Monomoy Island during their first research trip. A shark sighting was…

  • Massachusetts December 2, 2019 12:43 pm

    Close-Up Photo Shows Shark Washed Up on Cape Cod Beach

    A photo of a washed-up shark on Cape Cod offers a rare close-up look at the elusive animal. The 6-foot porbeagle shark was found dead just north of on Marconi Beach Sunday, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which shared the photo on Facebook.

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