A great white shark was sighted in Chatham Harbor, causing all of the town’s harbor beaches to close, said Harbormaster Stuart Smith.
The 14-foot shark was clearly spotted near seals today around 8:30 a.m. by two mariners in a boat northeast of Tern Island, said Smith.
Catherine Williams, a spokeswoman from the Division of Marine Fisheries, said the sighting is unconfirmed.
“We considered it a credible sighting, although it is unconfirmed,” said Smith.
All of Chatham’s harbor beaches are closed until further notice, and more searches will be conducted tomorrow, said Smith.
South Beach in Chatham remains closed.
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