Great White Shark Spotted Off Nauset Beach, MA

Great White Shark spotted off Nauset Beach, MA
Great white shark, photos/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Wayne Davis

CapeCodOnline: A great white shark was spotted swimming in the water off Nauset Beach on Saturday. It was the first ocean sighting of a great white this year, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that funds shark research on Cape Cod.

Great White Shark Spotted Off Nauset Beach, MAThree conservancy board members and a scientist were in vessel about a quarter mile from the beach when their spotter-plane saw the 12- to 15-foot shark from the air, conservancy Director Cynthia Wigren said.

The crew, who is working with state shark scientist Gregory Skomal to study the great white population in the North Atlantic, identified the shark as female; she has since been named “Ping,” Wigren said.

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Great White Shark Spotted Off Nauset Beach, MA