Researchers tag first great white shark of season off Cape Cod

Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged the first great white shark of the season off of Cape Cod on Thursday.

boston great white shark tag atlantic white shark conservancy The great white shark tagged near Chatham.
Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

 

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.

 

boston great white shark tag atlantic white shark conservancy A researcher tagging the great white shark near Chatham.
Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

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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