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Great White Sharks on the Rise in This Vacation Town

March 20, 2017

Great White Sharks on the Rise in This Vacation Town

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Great White Sharks on the Rise in This Vacation Town

by Sarah Gibbens on nationalgeographic.com

For the second year in a row, the number of great white sharks heading to Cape Cod in summer seems to be increasing.

A study conducted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries found that the regional shark population has continued to rise since the research began in 2014.

The researchers use planes to look for and count sharks found off the coast. In 2016, they spotted 147 great whites, slightly more than the 2015 count but a significant increase from the 80 spotted in 2014.

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