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Two Sharks, Two Days

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Call Brody, Quint, and Hooper and start up the Orca’s engine—the great white sharks are back. On Sunday at around 3:00 pm, a 15-foot great white shark was spotted in the shallows 100 feet off a beach in Chatham, Massachusetts (shown here); apparently stalking seals, according to pilot George Breen of the Cape Cod Shark Hunters, a small group of Cape Cod fishermen dedicated to the conservation of sharks and pelagic fish in the waters surrounding the cape. This sighting was followed up on Monday when a great white estimated to be about 14 feet long was spotted in open water approximately 200 yards offshore, east of North Chatham, a few miles from the Chatham inlet. Great whites have been seen increasingly in the area over the past few years, as the number of seals has risen. And while no beaches have been closed down, and no one was injured, still, come on sharks, clean it up and get away from the beach.

Shark photo by George Breen/Cape Cod Shark Hunters

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