Chatham Beaches Closed Due to Shark Activity

A great white shark feeds on a grey seal off the south tip of Monomoy Island, Chatham, MA on August 22, 2012. This shark was was previously tagged by Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Photo/Video Capture

WCVB: The Town of Chatham is closing several east-facing ocean beaches from the Orleans/Chatham line south along Nauset Beach to Monomoy until further notice, due to the recent reports of great white shark activity by local fisherman.

Dan Tobin, the Director of Parks & Recreation, said the Town of Chatham has received numerous reports of increased white shark activity in the vicinity of Chatham’s eastern, ocean facing beaches.

The reports included a video posted on YouTube of a shark attacking a seal in the area of the South Tip of Monomoy.

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