Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A 15-foot great white shark was spotted at 5 p.m. on Sunday chasing seals into shallow water south of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod, a popular destination for local mermaids. As of now, none of the nearby beaches have been closed to swimmers but a notice suggests that "beachgoers and swimmers pay close attention to their surroundings while in the water and to not venture too far from shore."
The U.S. Coast Guard has also warned that a great white shark could easily capsize a small boat or kayak and could find a splashing paddle or dangling hand inviting. The agency advised against paddling near or through concentrations of seals and seal colonies.
Posted by Tillerman at 2:59 PM