CHATHAM (CBS) — Authorities closed two Cape Cod Beaches Thursday due to a shark sighting.

Both Lighthouse and Andrew Harding’s beaches have been shut down, Chatham police tweeted.

The Chatham Harbormaster told WBZ-TV that a shark was seen eating a seal near shore.

beach closed sign Shark Sighting Closes 2 Chatham Beaches

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On Wednesday, a shark sighting caused Nauset Beach in Orleans to close. On Monday, 10 great white shark sightings there also forced swimmers out of the water.

 

Comments (4)
  1. Kate Scott says:

    Nauset Beach was actually closed earlier that day for two hours. Skomal came out at about 10:00AM after a spotter plane spotted great whites in the water. after an hour, the beach was closed. Nauset was opened back up at about 1:00. I have photos of Skomal tagging/identifying sharks. So all in all, it lasted 3 hours. I also have photos of the Coast Guard Aux. coming out with the white balloon to test it out. Not sure why this story wasn’t in the news.

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