Shark Week: Here’s the Latest Shark Sightings In Massachusetts
It’s officially shark week, and it appears the sharks in Massachusetts are well aware of this, as there have been numerous sightings.
The first great white shark of the season was tagged swimming one mile north off Truro beach in Cape Cod, the Hartford Courant recently reported.
Furthermore, sharks in the Cape area have had an appetite for striped bass. The Boston Herald has reported that sharks have been spotted twice, leaping in the air to catch these striped bass. These occurrences were off the Cape Cod Bay waters.
“Sharks appear on Cape Cod in the warmest months of the year, typically from May to November,” Boston 25 News reports. According to this report, there have been ten great white sightings in the area so far this year.
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On July 11, due to multiple shark sightings, certain beaches in Nantucket (including Great Point) prohibited swimming. Also last week, Boston.com reported shark activity in Longnook Beach in Truro and there were two sightings near Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. A shark was seen preying on a seal near Nauset Light Beach in Eastham, and one was seen traveling south in the waters near Callanan’s Pass in Orleans, according to the app.
According to MassLive, here are additional places along the Cape where sharks have recently been detected in the past week alone:
- Harbor Hotel in Provincetown
- Jeremy Point
- Meadow Beach across from North Truro
- Off of Sesuit Harbor
- Monomoy Island
- Mayflower Beach
- North Truro High Head Beach
What’s The Shark Week Lineup?
Shark Week runs through Saturday July 29. The Discovery Channel and Discovery+ will lead with their typical week of shark-themed programming. They have tapped Jason Momoa to serve as their official host this year. Last year it was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. None of these shark week special features are about the sharks that have been spotted in Massachusetts so far this summer.