Already this week, researchers with the state and Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have tagged two white sharks off Nauset Beach and one off Chatham. The researchers also witnessed two predations off Monomoy and a third on Wednesday.
Another predation today off Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. pic.twitter.com/cnH7zPdIP8
— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) July 10, 2019
Earlier this week, a drone operator captured rare footage of two great whites crossing paths off the coast of Chatham.
“We had been seeing a number of scars and wounds on white sharks that were clearly exhibited by other white sharks,” Greg Skomal, who leads the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, told Boston.com. “But we’d never actually seen these interactions. So to actually get a video that shows a smaller white shark really approaching and appearing to be somewhat aggressive with another white shark gives us insight into how these kinds of wounding patterns may be happening.”
As of Thursday morning, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s app that tracks shark sightings in the state — Sharktivity — listed more than a handful of reports of the ocean predators over the last 48 hours.
Below, stay informed on what researchers are saying about shark sightings as you head to the beach.