‘Scratchy’ the great white shark is back in Cape Cod waters

June 16, 2016 4:56 PM

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‘Scratchy’ the great white shark is back in Cape Cod waters

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off Monomoy Island, marking a return to Cape Cod waters for the ocean predator that was fitted with an electronic tracking tag in the area last August.

The male shark, nicknamed Scratchy, was detected on a device that can read tags at a distance, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. He got the name because he has been scratched by seals many times along his side.

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