Great White Sharks Have Just Been Spotted At These 3 Beaches In Massachusetts

This past week saw the closure of three popular Massachusetts beaches after great white sharks were spotted in the waters off-shore.

The beaches experiencing shark activity were Coast Guard Beach and Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro and Nauset Beach in Orleans.

A total of 10 great white sharks were spotted within just 24 hours, with four seen on July 15 and six seen on the morning of July 16.


Nauset Beach has just been outfitted with specialized first aid equipment meant to treat shark bite wounds, and a consulting group from Woods Hole is looking into potential technological solutions that would keep sharks away from people.

Some of these possible fixes may include drone surveillance, sonar buoys meant to deter sharks, and nets around swimming areas.