• Maine July 28, 2022 12:31 pm

    Maine's Popham Beach Reopens After White Shark Sighting

    Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine reopened Thursday morning after state officials alerted beachgoers of a confirmed shark sighting just one day prior. The white shark sighting was reported at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, according to an alert from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Department officials warned Popham Beach State Park visitors of the sighting Wednesday at 6:09…

  • Massachusetts July 14, 2022 6:45 pm

    Shark Sighting Reported at Horseneck Beach in Westport

    Shark sightings have become common on the Cape, but it’s unusual to see one as far south as Westport, and the unconfirmed people has people talking.

  • shark sighting July 8, 2022 12:37 pm

    12-Foot Great White Shark Tracked Off the Coast of Maine

    A third white shark was tracked off Maine’s coast this season, experts said. A 12-foot adult male called Bobby E, the shark, also known as a great white shark, was detected this week in the waters of Casco Bay near Harpswell and Bailey Island, NBC affiliate News Center Maine reported. That’s near the site of Maine’s only known deadly...

  • 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...

  • shark sighting May 18, 2022 6:11 am

    Researchers Launch Shark Spotting Program

    Researchers are turning to beach-goers to track as many shark sightings as possible by submitting pictures and video through the Sharktivity app.

  • shark sighting August 10, 2021 7:21 am

    WATCH: Cape Cod Man Hooks Great White Shark Off Nauset Beach

    It happened in the matter of seconds – an encounter with a great white shark off Nauset Beach. Matt Pieciak’s cousin captured the moment on video while he tried to reel the big catch.

  • Maine July 19, 2021 6:36 pm

    What to Know About the Great White Shark Sighting in Maine

    The shark, which was spotted feeding on a whale in Kennebunk, isn’t tagged, scientists say.

  • Duxbury July 13, 2021 10:03 am

    Shark Sighting Temporarily Suspends Swimming at Duxbury Beach

    A shark sighting at a beach in Duxbury, Massachusetts, on Tuesday morning led officials to temporarily suspend swimming. The shark was spotted shortly before 7 a.m. near Duxbury Beach. As of now, swimming is not being allowed but the beach is expected to reopen to swimmers later in the day. Shark flags are flying, and lifeguards are on duty to…

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • shark sighting September 9, 2020 8:52 am

    Startling Video Shows Shark Swimming Close to Provincetown Shore

    A shark was spotted swimming in three to four feet of water on a beach in Provincetown on Sunday. Tamzen Tortolani McKenzie captured video of the shark swimming back and forth after she saw its fin breaching the water’s surface at Race Point Beach. The shark, estimated to be about 12 to 14 feet long, swam around the area for…

  • shark sighting August 10, 2020 5:31 am

    At Least 8 White Sharks Spotted Along Cape Cod Sunday

    At least eight great white sharks were spotted Sunday along Cape Cod, causing the closure of several beaches for part of the day. Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, was ordered closed to swimming until 2 p.m. following the detection of a great white shark by a real-time receiver, the Sharktivity App. Coast Guard Beach was closed to swimming from…

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