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A surge in shark sightings off the coast of Cape Cod, alarms, swimmers, keeps them close to the shore

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More than 30 of the biggest great white shark sightings have been reported along the Cape in the last week alone.

ORLEANS, Mass. — Dozens of sharks have been spotted lurking in shallow waters off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

More than 30 sightings have been reported along the Cape in the last week alone, according to data from the Atlantic ocean, the Great White Conservancy’s app is Sharktivity.

After the three swimmers were bitten last month off the coast of North Carolina, and the swimmers stay in shallow water, and if they even dare to go in. Also new in the minds of many of the people of Cape Cod: the death of a 26-year-old man in September of last year after a great white shark-the attack — the first in the region to a deadly shark encounter is more than 80 years of age.

Great white sharks have been spotted by scientists off the coast of Cape Cod.
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“We don’t swim in it as we are used to it, because the sharks will come very close to it,” said Deborah Molinari, who said that she had visited Cape Cod almost every summer since she was a little girl.

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While the chances of getting bitten by a shark are very slim to hit the great white sightings, so close to the coast, the first on-the-spot, on the beach, and they are preparing for the worst.

“This issue has intensified in the past decade. We have a really aggressive stance this year,” said Anthony Pike, fire chief in Orleans, Mass.

Orleans is one of the first resorts in the country to install a severe hemorrhage of the kits is along the beach front, along with the emergency call boxes in remote places where there is no cell service, Pike said. In addition to the bold, new directional signage, enhanced safety protocols, and new communication towers, the Pike, ” said the mentality on the island is about to change.

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“People are no longer disbelieving at the potential risks,” Pike said. “We are seeing a cultural transformation of Cape Cod-to educate the public in order to stay close to the shore to swim in a safe and reliable manner.”

The National Park Service has recently installed an emergency, fixed the line of boxes at the Nauset Light Beach, parts of which have little or no cell service.
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The reason for that is that the sharks are so close to the coast, marine biologist Greg Skomal said, is the food.

“What do we have going now is, we have the classic predator-prey relationship, with the sharks and the seals,” Skomal said. “The seals are in close proximity to the coast. The sharks are moving close to the shore to eat on the way, and then we have, in the past few years.”

Skomal and his team are going to be looking to the sharks for a couple of times a week, and tagging them with the trackers to keep an eye on their movements and study their behavior. Last week, she did a remarkable level of interaction between the two big white men by the drone.

He said that the reason for this is the rate of population growth of grey seals, that is their federally protected status, which was granted by the Mammal Protection Act of 1972, which outlawed the killing of seals. They have made a roaring return in the decades after, to the joy of the great whites and the respect for the human being.

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Even if the legal protection is removed, Skomal to ask if there is anything that would change that.

How many stamps are in, you may have to delete? What do you do with them?” Skomal said. “And, with a population of close to half a million of them in the north-West by the Atlantic ocean, it will be effective?”

He added that large white sharks are ” instinct in order to hunt for seals, and human attacks are extremely rare. Last year, the 66 shark attacks worldwide, only four were fatal.

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“The chance of getting hurt in a car are much higher than getting hurt by a shark,” Skomal said, “but it does not stop any of us from using our cars every day.”

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