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Shark News Last updated: August 16, 2017
White shark info gets lost to shark biologists because of stringent FEDERAL
possesion rules. Here is a discussion on that subject, about a large white off Chatham
MA on December 18th 2010
On July 30, 2012, around 3:30 PM, a white shark bit the feet and leg of a swimmer/body surfer, at
Ballston Beach Truro Mass. The beach is on the ocean side of Cape Cod. (Lat 42 - 00')
Truro is the next town to Provincetown.
Google - "Ballston beach shark attack" for press details. -Tom
Updated - August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)
Last week, a Minke whale carcass was eaten by at least 6 individual white sharks
off Race Point Provincetown. That is on the Bay side. (The Boston side)
Plenty of film footage and photos of the sharks eating the Minke whale were
available to the white shark experts for indentification as many people went and
watched the sharks eating the whale, and took photos .
Two of the six whites were estimated to be 16 feet long.
A new development in Mass. white sharks is; many whites in the 8 foot range have
shown up in Cape Cod waters. A good sign for he survival of the species.
The smaller whites have been attacking striped bass being reeled in by fishermen
on both sides of Cape Cod.
In some attacks these relatively smaller whites are coming completely out of the
water with the bass in their mouths. That is similar to a mako attack.
Last week , bathers at Chatham Mass. were startled when a white cut a seal in
half in an area they thought was not likely to have any white sharks.
Lots of white shark action going on now, so watch the News for more future info.
White sharks get very close to shore at Cape Cod ,as can be seen in this
tagging photo. The tagging boat has followed some of them for miles in
very shallow water to get the right shot at placing the transmitting tags.
For recent info on white sharks visit the White shark info page.