Researchers have tagged their third great white shark off Cape Cod this year in an encounter that took place only a few hundred feet from the coastline.

Biologist Gregory Skomal, working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, put the tracking device on the shark after it was first spotted between 200 and 300 feet from Coast Guard Beach in Eastham around 10 a.m., the Boston Globe reported.

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Eventually catching up with the animal about half a mile out, the scientists tagged it and used video to capture images of the shark to help identify it, CBS Boston added.


This summer, the conservancy had previously tagged a 12-foot great white near Nauset Beach and an 11-foot great white off Monomoy, according toWCVB.

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