Category Archives: Cape Cod

Man Attacked By Shark in Cape Cod!

A man swimming Monday off the Massachusetts coast reportedly suffered deep cuts to his ankles in a shark attack.

The scary scene at Ballston Beach in Truro shook up witnesses and first responders, who later bandaged up the unidentified victim and took him to the hospital.

Truro Fire Chief Brian Davis said that while the lacerations looked serious, they weren’t life threatening, nor was it likely the man would lose his limbs, the Cape Cod Times reported.


Great White Shark Spotted Off Provincetown

Yet another great white shark spotted off Cape Cod…

Officials confirm the great white was seen in waters off Truro and Provincetown this weekend. Scientists say the sharks are drawn to the area by the exploding seal population.


Shark Sightings Close Cape Cod Beach!

Chatham beaches were closed on Friday after at least 5 great white sharks were spotted off the coast, some as close as 100 yards from shore. Just before 11 a.m., two 12- to 14-foot great whites swam 200 yards apart, about a quarter-mile off South Beach. To the north, another great white was swimming back and forth about 100 yards off the beach. Then around 1 p.m., three sharks were spotted, all within 100 yards of the coast.


More Great Whites In Cape Cod

A total of five great white sharks have now been tagged off Cape Cod, allowing experts to track their movements and learn more about their migratory habits.

The Massachusetts state office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said three sharks were tagged Tuesday off Monomy Island, near Chatham. The largest of the three was about 15 feet long.

Two more great whites were tagged Saturday by a harpooner working with a state shark expert. Officials said it was the first successful tagging of the creatures off Massachusetts.

The sharks were first spotted last week, prompting officials to close Chatham-area beaches to swimming over the Labor Day weekend.


NO SWIMMING at Cape Cod Beaches

Swimming has been prohibited at all Chatham oceanside beaches for the remainder of Labor Day weekend after several great white sharks were spotted off Monomoy Island.

Gregory Skomal, a senior biologist and shark expert with the state Division of Marine Fisheries, said he spotted four great white sharks off Chatham’s coast yesterday. That prompted beach officials at North Beach, Lighthouse Beach, South Beach and Hardings Beach in Chatham and Nauset Beach in Orleans to raise the red “no swimming” signs, much to the disappointment of beachgoers trying to enjoy the last big weekend of summer.

Skomal and his crew managed to tag two of the great white sharks, which he said were 8 and 10 feet long.


More Sharks Spotted Near Cape Cod!

The town is on high alert after five large sharks, possibly great whites, were spotted trolling the waters close to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon.

Town and state officials have issued warnings to the public urging people to avoid swimming where seals congregate. Town officials are expected to decide today whether further measures, such as beach closures, are necessary.

The large sharks were spotted just off shore at Monomoy Island, a National Wildlife Refuge where thousands of seals sun and swim daily.

The sharks were seen in the afternoon more than one mile from Lighthouse Beach, the nearest swimming beach.

Just two weeks ago, a pair of kayakers reported seeing a shark attack a seal near Monomoy.


Shark Sighting In Cape Cod!

Two men spotted a shark attacking a seal while kayaking from Chatham to Monomoy Saturday morning. The men heard a large splash near a sand bar about a quarter mile south of the break in front of the Chatham Lighthouse. As they approached the area of the splash they saw a large gray seal breach with blood streaming from it and a large black fin in the water nearby. At one point the seal surfaced for air about five feet from the men’s kayaks.

Watch your back Kathy Lee… that’s not too far from Nantucket.