MA Sharks Lured by Seals
September 10, 2014
BostonGlobe.com: The two kayakers who were attacked by a great white shark near a group of seals [September 3, 2014] found themselves at the mercy of two interlocking trends — the surging seal population in Cape Cod Bay and a corresponding rise in the number of predatory sharks that feed on them.
Both populations have steadily rebounded in recent decades thanks to conservation measures, marine specialists say. And Cape Cod Bay, where large seal colonies are drawing more sharks closer to shore, is at the center of the resurgence.