Great White Sharks
The 125-foot vessel called the OCEARCH is anchored three miles off the Chatham shoreline. They use a unique method to tag and track sharks.
The crew on the 125 foot research vessel OCEARCH travels the globe to tag great white sharks and learn about them.
The Cape Cod Shark Hunters crew had a close encounter while tagging a shark from their boat on Friday.
Walter Szulc was brave enough to return to Nauset Beach Monday, two days after the scare of a lifetime.
A popular Cape Cod beach was reopened on Sunday, one day after it had to be closed because of a shark sighting.
No Cape Cod beaches have been closed to swimming, although officials are warning swimmers to use caution.
Now that the infamous bear has left Cape Cod, the area has some different wildlife to buzz about.
The sharks are getting close enough to shore that swimming is off limits in the evening and early morning at some beaches.
They say they’ve seen sharks in relatively shallow water, 4-5 feet deep, and just a stone’s throw from the beach where all the people are.
Greg Skomal has deployed sound receivers along Cape Cod, and tagged great white sharks with transmitters so researchers know exactly when the sharks approach the shore.