The Associated Press

Sharks Ply Waters Off Cape Cod In Search Of Seals

Walter Szulc Jr., in kayak at left, looks back at the dorsal fin of an approaching shark at Nauset Beach in Orleans on Saturday, July 7. (AP)

Walter Szulc Jr., in kayak at left, looks back at the dorsal fin of an approaching shark at Nauset Beach in Orleans on Saturday, July 7. (AP)

ORLEANS, Mass. — A Massachusetts man had a close encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Cape Cod.

Nauset Beach in Orleans reopened Sunday after being closed briefly Saturday when a shark was seen swimming not far from shore.

Orleans resident Dana Richardson tells the Cape Cod Times he saw a shark fin following him Saturday while he was paddle boarding about 200 feet from shore in eight feet of water, and then later spotted a fin following a kayaker. The kayaker quickly rowed ashore.

Experts say the sharks are being drawn to Cape Cod’s waters by an abundance of seals, a favorite meal of the predatory fish. Swimmers in Chatham have been told to steer clear of seals after sharks were seen in the water there last week.

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  • X-Ray

    Who’s more in danger, the guy in the kayak or the guy on a surfboard warning him?

  • guestalicious

    Paddling, not rowing.   ;)

  • bstm300

    That picture is pretty scary.  Run!!! 

  • capecodguy

    GET RID OF THE SEALS AND GET OUR BEACHES BACK!

  • Thug

    id rather see the humans go

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