Great White Shark Spotted on Outer Cape

June 29, 2014 4:30 PM

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Great White Shark Spotted on Outer Cape

Three conservancy board members approached the shark from a vessel about one-quarter of a mile out to sea from Nauset Beach on the Orleans, Mass. shoreline. The crew is studying the North Atlantic Great White population and located the shark after their plane discovered it from above. The boat and plane are sent out on searches for Great Whites in Cape Cod waters twice a week.

The shark, named “Ping” by the conservancy, was traveling alone and stayed within sight of the vessel for over an hour. On Saturday the conservancy stated on their Facebook page: “Ping was spotted by pilot Wayne Davis today off North beach in Orleans. The shark was identified as a female and estimat...

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