Multiple shark sightings prompted the temporary closure of several beaches Thursday on Cape Cod.
According to Sharktivity, the app from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy that tracks shark movements and sightings, multiple shark sightings were reported off Head of Meadow Beach and Coast Guard Beach in Truro, leading the beach to be closed until at least noon for swimming. Nauset Public Beach in Orleans and both Wellfleet’s Newcomb Hollow Beach and Maguire Landing Beach also halted swimming after shark sightings before noon.
A Massachusetts State Police helicopter also reported a shark off Cahoon Beach in Wellfleet.
A total of eight confirmed sightings were reported Thursday through Sharktivity.
Confirmed White Shark Alert on 2020-08-06T12:11:00-0400! View online – https://t.co/YIrI4YtBET
— Sharktivity (@sharktivity) August 6, 2020
Sharks aren’t the only ones out in the water today. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared video footage on Thursday of researchers tagging a shark off of Nauset Beach.
— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) August 6, 2020
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