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2 Shark Sightings Close Head of the Meadow Beach on Cape Cod

Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro was closed to swimming for one hour



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    Two shark sightings on Wednesday morning closed a Cape Cod beach to swimming for one hour.

    According to the Sharktivity app, two great white sharks were spotted swimming about 50 and 200 yards, respectively, off Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro, Massachusetts, at 10:49 a.m. The beach was closed to swimming for an hour.

    Fifteen great whites were spotted off Cape Cod last weekend, and two separate beaches were closed to swimming.

    Head of the Meadow Beach has now been closed to swimming due to shark sightings on multiple occasions this summer.

    Researchers on Cape Cod launched a new study last month focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years. They hope the work contributes critical information to the ongoing debate over how to keep Cape beachgoers safe.

    One Massachusetts citizens group is calling for eliminating federal protections on seals, which have been blamed for drawing an increased number of great white sharks to the region in recent years.