More Details on Manomet Great White Shark Attack
September 6, 2014
CapeCodOnline: Sitting on her deck Thursday afternoon [Sept. 4] overlooking the rocky outcrops of Manomet Point, Ida Parker shivered at what she called the “crazy, surreal” sight of people swimming in the bay.
It was a reaction she couldn’t have ever contemplated in her 29 years growing up in her family’s waterfront home.
On Thursday, Division of Marine Fisheries shark researcher Greg Skomal, along with volunteers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, tagged three great white sharks and were able to use video cameras to help with the identification of 12 more. Seven great whites have been tagged since June.
But on Wednesday, Parker and friend Kristin Orr, 29, a Barnstable High School graduate now living in the Plymouth area, were attacked by a great white shark while on an early evening kayak trip to the crumbling remnants of two rocky jetties on the point.
Read more about the great white shark attack on a kayaker off Manomet, MA.