Shark Sightings Close Number of Outer Cape Beaches Over the Weekend

TRURO – There were a number of shark sightings in Cape waters this past weekend, forcing the closure of some outer Cape beaches, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity App.

On Saturday just before 10am, a seal predation by a great white shark caused the closure of Nauset Public Beach in Eastham for one hour.

A couple hours later in the waters off Plymouth, a lobsterman reported an eight-to-nine foot great white shark alongside his boat, which forced the closure of Plymouth town beaches for three hours.

On Sunday, a buoy pinged a tagged shark near Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, forcing the beach to close for an hour.

Minutes later, Marconi Beach was closed for an hour to swimming after a shark was sighted and Head of the Meadow Beach was closed off to swimming just after 2pm after another shark was spotted close to shore.

Shark spotters also reported seeing three sharks in the waters off Truro early Sunday afternoon.

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