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Shark Sighting Causes Temporary Beach Closing In Truro

June 29, 2022

A great white shark swimming close to shore led to the temporary closing of a beach on Cape Cod on Tuesday.

Meadow Beach in Truro was closed from roughly 1 to 2 p.m Tuesday, June 28 due to the sighting, according to Boston 25 News.

Later in the day, five great white sharks were spotted but farther away from shore.

The recent sightings are part of an early-season trend for shark spottings. According to Sharktivity app, there were eight spottings off Cape Cod between May 23 and June 5.

The last shark attack death on the Cape occurred in September 2018.

The increase in sharks is primarily due to the rise in seals. In 2017, researchers estimated a seal population in the range of 30,000 to 50,000 on Cape Cod. Seals are federally protected.

Some have criticized current government policy protecting sharks and seals.


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