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Cape Cod Shark Sightings: Another Great White Seen Off The Beach


First Posted: 07/31/10 10:29 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

Cape Cod officials have closed five miles off of a Chatham beach after a spotter pilot saw three more great white sharks, including one that was swimming roughly 100 yards from a beach party, according to the Associated Press.

Harbormaster Stuart Smith told The Boston Globe that Chatham's South Beach is closed to swimming indefinitely.

The shark, which was estimated to be around 14 feet long, was spotted not far from a cluster of people lounging on the beach. This comes after another shark sighting earlier this week.

Paul Diodati, the director of the State Division of Marine Fisheries, told the Boston Globe that the sharks are probably attracted to the seals swimming near the beach.

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