Researchers were able to tag a great white shark off of the shores of Cape Cod this week.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, working with the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, tagged the first great white shark of the season off of Chatham on Thursday, the organization said.
State researcher Greg Skomal was able to tag the shark, which was estimated to about 12 feet long.
Back at the end of June, the organization said it spotted a great white shark on the ocean side of Nauset Beach in Orleans.
A report released earlier this year said the population of great white sharks has risen in the western North Atlantic since 2000.
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