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    WATCH: Shark Spotted by State Police Helicopter Off Cape Cod

    It’s shark season on Cape Cod, and even the Massachusetts State Police are getting in on the action. A police helicopter went out on shark patrol this week, bringing along New England Aquarium scientist John Chisholm, and they spotted a shark about 50 yards from Provincetown’s Race Point Beach, officials said. The animal was near a group of seals...

  • sharks June 16, 2022 3:43 pm

    WATCH: Great White Shark Spotted Off of Cape Cod

    A white shark was spotted cruising around Cape Cod Bay in a video posted by a travel experience business. Employees of the travel company, Off Cape Experiences, were pulling lobster traps when they spotted the shark, popularly known as the great white shark, about 100 yards from the boat, according to a Facebook post Wednesday. They estimated it was about…

  • sharks May 13, 2022 2:21 pm

    1,000-Pound Great White Shark Spotted Off East Coast, Heading North Soon

    A massive great white shark has been recorded swimming up and down the East Coast in recent months. And it’s expected to head north soon. The shark, which was named “Ironbound” after an island near Nova Scotia where it was first spotted, is 12 feet, four inches long and weighs 998 pounds. OCEARCH researchers reported that the male shark was swimming just...

  • sharks July 14, 2021 12:03 pm

    Searching for Sharks: Maine More Than Doubles Its Tracking Buoys

    Researchers with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources have placed dozens of buoys off of beaches to track white sharks. They could help prevent incidents like Maine’s first fatal shark attack, which occurred off of Bailey Island last July. There are 32 buoys total stretching from York in southern Maine to Squirrel Island, near Boothbay on the Midcoast, according to...

  • Maine July 13, 2021 10:02 pm

    Maine Looks to Track Sharks With New Buoys a Year After Fatal Shark Attack

    After Maine’s first shark attack nearly a year ago, the state is adding new buoys to help track sharks.

  • sharks June 26, 2021 4:58 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 9:27 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…

  • white shark August 3, 2020 8:39 am

    Multiple Shark Sightings Reported in Plymouth, on Cape Cod

    A Pennsylvania family vacationing on Cape Cod had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Reigels spotted several sharks Saturday about a quarter mile off the coast of Nauset Beach in Eastham. “We said we wanted to see sharks and we actually saw about five, six great whites,” Lee Ann Reigel said. One shark even came up to the small boat, chartered with…

  • white shark August 2, 2020 2:20 pm

    After Shark Sighting, Swimmers Ordered Out of Water at Newcomb Hollow Beach

    Swimmers were ordered out of the water at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts Sunday morning after a shark sighting, a day after at least two sharks were seen in the same area. The Sharktivity app reported just after 10 a.m. the beach had been closed for an hour after a white shark was spotted off the beach. On Saturday…

  • white shark August 2, 2020 2:23 am

    2 White Sharks Spotted at Newcomb Hollow Beach; Swimmers Ordered From Water

    At least two white sharks, also known as great white sharks, were seen off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Saturday afternoon, according to the Sharktivity App and Massachusetts State Police, closing the water for the majority of the day. Swimmers at the Cape Cod beach were initially ordered out of the water until 11 a.m., but the water remained…

  • shark attack July 30, 2020 8:02 pm

    Expert Reveals What Probably Led to Deadly Great White Shark Attack in Maine

    James Sulikowski had been studying sharks off Maine when a white shark killed a swimmer, the state’s first deadly shark attack ever. The Arizona State University professor spoke to us in video and podcast interviews to explain what we know about sharks in this area, how people can stay safe when swimming in the ocean and what likely led...

  • white shark July 28, 2020 6:41 pm

    2 White Sharks Spotted at Nauset Beach; Swimmers Ordered From Water

    Two white sharks, also known as great white sharks, were seen off Nauset Beach on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sharktivity App, temporarily closing the water for the second time in the day. Swimmers at the Cape Cod beach were ordered out of the water about 2 p.m., after the pair of sharks were sighted. They’ll be allowed back...

  • sharks July 8, 2020 9:03 pm

    4 Great White Sharks Detected Near Block Island

    Researchers at the Atlantic Shark Institute detected four great white sharks Wednesday in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island. Seven acoustic receivers detected the presence of the sharks, which range in length from 8 to more than 13 feet, in the waters near the island, the institute’s officials said in a news release. The sensors were installed as a…

  • sharks July 1, 2020 7:42 pm

    Shark Tales: We're Back!

    Shark Tales is back again this year to bring you more shark news, updates and behind-the-scenes interviews with Cape Cod shark researchers, even while we’re all social distancing.

  • Chairman August 1, 2019 10:00 pm

    Forget Shark Week, It's Shark Month on Cape Cod as Officials Aim to Raise Awareness

    August has officially been declared ‘Seal and Shark Awareness Month’ on Cape Cod after the Barnstable County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of the measure. The proposal was brought to the county by two Cape Cod residents. They said the measure would bring much needed awareness to the threat that sharks pose and incentivize elected officials and special interest...

  • Chairman August 1, 2019 2:20 pm

    Record-Breaking Season for Sharks on Cape Cod

    This week’s episode of Shark Tales shares an exciting research milestone, and tests your shark knowledge.

  • Massachusetts October 10, 2018 6:43 pm

    Cape Cod Officials Launch Shark Bite First Aid Initiative

    Due to the increased amount of shark attacks off the coast of Massachusetts, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the town of Orleans are teaming up to provide the community with life-saving skills. The “Stop the Bleed” program will begin Oct. 18 and taught for free by Orleans Fire Rescue officials. The program was initiated by a federal inter-agency workgroup...

  • New England July 2, 2018 9:08 pm

    Beach Closed on Cape Cod Due to Great White Shark Sighting

    A Cape Cod beach has been temporarily closed to swimming after a great white shark was spotted swimming nearby.

  • New England July 2, 2018 2:49 pm

    Close Encounters: Great White Sharks Spotted Near Beach, Paddleboarder Over the Weekend

    The great white shark sightings continued over the weekend on Cape Cod, with one spotted not far from a local beach and another within close proximity to a paddleboarder.

  • Massachusetts October 24, 2017 3:14 pm

    Sharktober? Great Whites Still Swimming Around Off Cape Cod

    Here’s a look at some of the great white sharks that have been captured on film, along with some other images of some other sea creatures that have been spotted off the coast so far this season.

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