Sharks of Southern New England

Blue Shark, photo/Wikipedia.
Blue Shark, photo/Wikipedia.

Great white sharks off Cape Cod have received a lot of attention this summer. But the coastal and open ocean waters of southern New England also host a number of other shark species, from the year-round porbeagle to summertime visits by tigers and hammerheads, according to an article on EcoRI.org.

In late spring and early summer, various species of sharks migrate north from their southern wintering grounds. In fact, no fewer than a dozen shark species migrate in and out of southern New England’s waters annually, according to the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries’ Shark Research Project.

Read about sharks in southern New England.