6 Great White Sharks Force Cape Cod Beach Closures – Patch.com

TRURO, MA — Three Truro beaches were closed after six great white sharks were spotted close to shore feeding on a dead whale.

Noons Landing, Beach Point, and Cold Storage beaches were all closed Friday. The sharks fed on the minke whale about 4 miles out from Pamet Harbor.

“We recommend that patrons of bay side beaches be particularly vigilant and report any sightings to Truro Police,” Truro police said in a statement. “We are advising beach patrons at all beaches to be cautious in the water.”

Truro is the site of the last great white attack on a human in Cape Cod. On July 30, 2012, a great white bit a man on the leg. He survived.

The dead minke whale was first spotted Wednesday. Two sharks were captured on video nibbling on it. By Friday, the dinner circle increased to six sharks.

The Center for Coastal Studies, a Provincetown-based research group, captured video of two great whites feeding on the whale.

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The what carcass has since washed up near Noons Landing.

It’s been another active summer of great white shark sightings on Cape Cod.

The last close encounter in the region was September, when a great white chomped a kayak with two women aboard. They were not hurt. The may have mistook the kayak for a seal, which they prey on.

In 1916, a shark killed four people and seriously injured a fifth off the New Jersey coast — providing the inspiration for “Jaws,” which was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard.

Great White Sharks on Cape Cod 2016

Photo credit: Center for Coastal Studies

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