Jul 25, 2022 - News

Forget Shark Week. In Massachusetts, it's Shark Summer

Map of the NEw England coast with shark sightings.
We’re gonna need a bigger coast. Map: Sharktivity/Google Maps

Sunday was the start of everyone's favorite celebration made up by a TV network for ratings: Discovery's Shark Week.

Yes, but: Here in Massachusetts it's been Shark Summer. And this last weekend was no exception, with dozens of confirmed great white sightings off Cape Cod.

  • The first sighting Friday was off Chatham's North Beach Island, according to NBC 10.
  • After that it was sharkapoolooza all weekend, as sightings poured in along the eastern coast of the cape, from Monomoy Island to a baby great white spotted by whale watchers off Race Point Beach in Provincetown.

What's next: Discovery has an upcoming special on the sharks of Cape Cod, set to air Saturday to cap off Shark Week.

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