Environmental officials on Friday shared a startling photo of a white shark swimming close to a surfer off a popular Cape Cod beach Friday morning.
In a Facebook post, the Orleans National Resources Office shared the photo, taken by Joe Mault, and said the close encounter happened Friday morning off Nauset Beach.
In the post, the office urged beachgoers to use caution.
"As a reminder to all beach goers we continue into peak season for white shark activity... Please remain vigilant."
Sharks have been sighted off Cape Cod over 200 times this year, according to the Sharktivity app.
Cape Cod Shark Sightings
All the sharks spotted on or near the cape in the summer of 2019.
Last updated: Aug. 21, 2019
Data from The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Download their Sharktivity app here.
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