A group of adults and kids that was fishing off Orleans Saturday got a big surprise when a great white shark jumped from the water feet from their boat.
Already this summer, more than 100 sharks have been spotted off Cape Cod, including 33 in the past week alone. On at least five occasions in the past week, beaches on the Cape have been closed to swimming temporarily due to shark sightings near shore.
A great white shark got up close and personal with a GoPro camera off Cape Cod.
The video camera caught the inquisitive shark swimming off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts.
Footage released by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy during a research trip on June 30 shows the shark circling the GoPro, at one point swimming toward and bumping the camera.
A shark conservation group says two thresher sharks that washed up on the Cape Cod shore likely fell victim to the bitter cold.