Great White Shark Spotted off Wellfleet Beach

A great white shark.

A great white shark.

WELLFLEET – Add Newcomb Hollow Beach to the list of great white shark sightings.

A great white was spotted about 150 yards off the beach on Sunday.

Cape Cod National Seashore superintendent George Price says shark sightings have become a reality of Cape Cod summers, which has led his team to work with experts locally, nationally, and globally on how to best handle sightings.

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“We’ve consulted with countries around the world that have had to deal with sharks, whether it’s South Africa or Australia or New Zealand, or even our colleagues with the National Park Service in San Francisco at Golden Gate.”

Price says any time a great white is spotted on the Outer Cape, communication is initiated throughout the region’s officials as to how to best respond to the sighting.

“As a shark is sighted, whether it’s in the Seashore, whether it’s in Chatham, or whether it’s at a Wellfleet beach, (officials) would notify everybody else on the communication chain via e-mail in real time when a shark may be in that particular area”

Newcome Hollow Beach is managed by the Town of Wellfleet.