Researchers Tag 7th White Shark of the Season off Cape Cod

COURTESY OF THE ATLANTIC WHITE SHARK CONSERVANCY: Researchers tag the seventh shark of the season off the Coast of Cape Cod on Monday.

COURTESY OF THE ATLANTIC WHITE SHARK CONSERVANCY: Researchers tag the seventh shark of the season off the Coast of Cape Cod on Monday.

CHATHAM – Researchers tagged the seventh white shark of the year off the Coast of Cape Cod on Monday.

The 11-foot shark was tagged off Monomoy by state shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal and researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

The conservancy is in the third year of a five year white shark population study off the coast of the Cape.

The Conservancy tagged 24 sharks last year which was up from 18 in 2014, the first year of the study.

Last year, 141 great whites were identified in Cape waters which was an increase from 68 in 2014.

Of the sharks identified last year, 101 were sharks that had not been previously spotted.

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