Kayaker likely wasn’t chased by great white shark, expert says
The kayaker who raced to shore in Orleans may have been chased by a plankton-eating basking shark, the state’s shark expert said today.
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Kayaker tailed by the shark, ‘paddled like there was no tomorrow’
Walter Szulc Jr. was about 50 yards off Nauset Beach when he noticed a man on a standup paddleboard pointing at something just behind him.
Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few
Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches - Nauset in Orleans - a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.
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Great white sharks spotted off Chatham coast
Two great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Chatham on Thursday, the first documented sightings of the 2012 summer season, according to the Sandwich-based Cape Cod Shark Hunters.
2 great white sharks detected off Cape Cod
State fisheries officials say two great white sharks tagged last summer off the Cape Cod coast have been detected via transmitter signals picked up earlier this month off Chatham.
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Shark sightings equal big business in Chatham
- Dozens of sightseers surrounded the lighthouse of this picturesque Cape Cod destination yesterday. The parking lot was full; cars were parked end-to-end on the narrow side streets. Families crowded the sidewalks and spread towels over much of Lighthouse Beach. But almost nobody was in the water.
Chatham prohibits swimming near seals
- Officials in Chatham, citing shark sightings, are banning swimming near seals and urging beachgoers to pay close attention to their surroundings and avoid going too far offshore.
More shark sightings reported off Chatham
- Six more great white shark sightings have been reported off of Cape Cod, state officials said.
Already drawing oohs and aahs from New England Aquarium members allowed access to the exhibit, the inhabitants of the new Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, which will open to the general public Friday, clearly possess star potential.