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Cape Cod White Shark Attack

August 1, 2012

Massachusetts Shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal has confirmed that a body surfer was bitten by a white shark off the Ballston Beach in Truro while swimming on Monday. This is the first confirmed shark attack on a human in the state since 1936. It seems certain that there will be more since surfers, wind surfers and other thrill seekers are intent upon swimming in the presence of grey seals here. Here is an image we took on Monday in Chatham of a grey seal that sustained similar injuries and is not likely to survive.

 

 Grey Seal post likely shark attack. North Beach Island

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