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Sharks spotted off White Horse Beach in Plymouth

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Sharks have been spotted in shallow waters off the coast of White Horse Beach in Plymouth.

Witnesses on the beach reported seeing the sharks 30 feet offshore. Fins could be seen poking out of the water’s surface from the shoreline.

The Plymouth Harbormaster confirmed that the sharks are basking sharks. They are typically 18 to 20 feet long. One of the sharks later died after beaching itself

The beach was never shut down as a result of the shark sightings.

Swimmers were ordered out of the water at Nauset Beach in Orleans on Thursday after a lifeguard with binoculars spotted a shark fin about 300 yards off shore. The all clear was sounded about 90 minutes later.

Several great white sharks have been seen in the area of Monomoy Island off Chatham this summer. Scientists say they've been drawn there by an explosion in the seal population.

 

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