Wednesday morning, a shark tagging team spotted a 12-to-14 foot Great White shark off the coast of Chatham.
Last year, they tagged two sharks. this time, they have enough equipment to tag 20 great white sharks, and special permission from the state to work closer to shore.
Great White sharks were spotted off Chatham on Sunday and Monday.
The team from OCEARCH worked with Massachusetts state marine biologists to put satellite tags on two great white sharks off the coast of Chatham last September.
Scientists attached GPS devices on grey seals, to learn more about what they’re doing.
The state’s leading shark expert says he’s getting some surprising news from sharks he tagged off the coast of Cape Cod.
After several shark sightings last summer, officials are brainstorming ways to keep Massachusetts beaches open and safer in the future.
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.
Officials in Chatham have closed all eastern, open ocean-facing beaches because of increased reports from fishermen of sharks nearby.
The crew on the 125 foot research vessel OCEARCH travels the globe to tag great white sharks and learn about them.