• Cape Cod April 11, 2022 10:27 pm

    Cape Cod Survey Measures Views On Seals, Sharks

    Cape Cod voters, tourists and commercial fishermen are all likely to recognize sharks as an important, beneficial piece of the local marine ecosystem, but when it comes to seals, the groups have more divergent views, according to newly published data. A survey of more than 1,800 people found significant similarities in how different groups of people think about sharks in…

  • Frozen Shark February 10, 2022 3:17 pm

    Frozen Shark Washes Ashore on Cape Cod

    Shark sightings have become a much more common occurrence off the shores of Cape Cod in recent summers. But a sighting was made earlier this week in the dead of winter, albeit a different kind of shark spotting: A dead thresher shark was found washed ashore near First Encounter Beach, according to Eastham Natural Resources. The Boston Herald reported that…

  • great white shark August 17, 2021 8:21 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 Tales August 6, 2021 11:01 pm

    Scientists Watched 32 Years of Shark Week — and Didn't Like What They Saw

    Discovery Channel’s Shark Week event has been a television hit for decades, but what’s resonated with audiences hasn’t always done the same for shark scientists —plenty see serious flaws in the programming. One group of scientists has taken their criticism to the next level. They watched all 32 years of Shark Week to analyze who is represented on the...

  • shark July 23, 2021 12:14 am

    Newburyport Shark Fishing Tournament Becomes Subject of Controversy

    The controversial shark fishing tournaments popular along the East Coast are now the target of conservationists who want events like these canceled. “You’re sending a message that sharks are entertainment,” said Massachusetts native and filmmaker Eli Roth, who directed a recent documentary focused on the killing of sharks. “We’re wiping them out for likes on Facebook and to give...

  • shark July 19, 2021 10:47 pm

    Aiming to Identify Great White Spotted Eating Whale, Researchers Ask for Shark Photos

    Scientists at the New England Aquarium are asking for help identifying a great white shark that was spotted eating a dead whale off the coast of Maine at the end of last week. On Friday, Steve Brettell and a friend captured the shark on camera shortly before the whale carcass washed up on Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk. Brettell said...

  • Maine July 19, 2021 10:36 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.

  • shark July 16, 2021 6:45 pm

    Shark Spotted Off Cape Cod

    A white shark was spotted off of Chatham on Friday afternoon, according to Sharktivity.

  • 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.

  • Maine July 7, 2021 9:33 am

    New Tool to Help Maine Shark Spotters Confirm What They Saw

    Maine officials have launched a new tool to help people who believe they spotted a white shark find out if it was indeed the big fish. The Maine Department of Marine Resources has added the online tool to its website. It’s a form that allows shark spotters to upload photos and videos and submit a description of what they...

  • shark July 1, 2021 8:13 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 8:52 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.

  • Science May 28, 2021 10:52 pm

    What Scientists Say About That Massive Shark Spotted Off Mass. Coast

    A gigantic shark sighting gave a boat full of tourists the thrill of a lifetime off the coast of Massachusetts.

  • shark May 28, 2021 3:36 pm

    Massive Shark Caught on Camera Off New England Coast

    A massive shark seen on video lurking around a tall ship off the coast of Massachusetts has social media in an uproar.

  • Cape Cod May 8, 2021 3:34 pm

    Shark Museum to Open at Site of Cape Cod Pirate Museum

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy plans to open a shark museum at a site on Cape Cod that is currently home to a pirate museum. The conservancy announced Thursday it had signed a lease to take over space now occupied by the Expedition Whydah Museum in Provincetown, The Cape Cod Times reported. Barry Clifford, who discovered the pirate ship Whydah…

  • shark April 20, 2021 12:12 am

    Cape Cod Group Considers Testing Buoy Made to Deter Sharks

    As the summer draws closer, a nonprofit dedicated to finding ways to make Cape Cod beaches safer is considering testing a new battery-powered buoy designed to deter sharks, a seasonal problem that often closes beaches and terrifies swimmers. Cape Cod Ocean Community was formed after Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, was killed by a shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach in…

  • sharks September 9, 2020 10:48 am

    Shark Spotted Near Shore in Provincetown

    A 12 to 14 foot shark was spotted Sunday at Race Point Beach in Provincetown in water that was just about three to four feet deep.

  • Australia September 9, 2020 4:16 am

    Australia Officials Probe If Dead Shark in Net Killed Surfer

    Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer

  • shark August 17, 2020 10:50 pm

    Suspected Shark Spotted Off Gloucester Coast

    At least three surfers reported seeing a shark fin in the water off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Monday morning, prompting lifeguards to shut down area beaches and triggering a search that stretched into neighboring Rockport. The sightings, which happened around 11 a.m. at Long Beach, sent swimmers running from the water, eyewitnesses said. “I saw, like, a little fin…

  • sharks August 10, 2020 1:29 pm

    Nearly 300 Sharks Have Been Spotted Off New England This Summer. Here's Where

    The past week was another busy one for shark sightings. Sharks were spotted off the coast of Maine, off Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, off Nantucket, and mostly swimming and feeding off Cape Cod. This summer, sharks have been spotted further north than in recent years, in areas like New Hampshire and southern Maine, where a woman was fatally attacked…

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