Researcher Tags 100th Great White on Cape Cod

Great White Shark Spotted at Duxbury, MA Beach.
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Shark researcher Greg Skomal recently tagged his 100th shark on Cape Cod, a milestone that he says would have been unimaginable a few years ago.

According to an article on, the number of sharks ranging along the Cape’s shoreline, many passing near surfers and swimmers, is sobering. Skomal, a senior fisheries biologist with the state Division of Marine Fisheries, is finishing the third year of a 5-year population study and has identified more than 200 individual sharks through tagging and underwater videos that find unique scars and coloration on each animal.

Read about the growing shark population on Cape Cod.