Cape Cod shark sightings – 30 great whites were sighted off the US coast in two days, forcing beaches to close

At least 30 great white sharks were sighted off Cape Cod in two days, forcing beaches to close.

Data showed that 14 beasts were spotted on August 2nd and 16 sightings occurred on August 3rd, according to Sharktivity.

A hammerhead shark has been sighted off the coast of Nantucket

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A hammerhead shark has been sighted off the coast of NantucketPhoto credit: Sharktivity
Dozens of sharks have been sighted off the coast of Cape Cod this week

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Dozens of sharks have been sighted off the coast of Cape Cod this weekPhoto credit: Sharktivity

Four great whites were spotted Wednesday at Chatham Harbor and a hammerhead shark was spotted swimming off the coast of Nantucket.

Hammerheads use their heads to find their prey and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds on average. The species are commonly found in warmer waters.

Statistics from the International Shark Attack Files have shown that hammerheads are responsible for only 16 unprovoked attacks, compared to 354 for great whites.

Six sharks have reportedly been spotted by buoys about eight times, according to Boston.com.

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Researchers revealed that there were 14 Great White sightings over a six-hour period on August 2 off the coast of Cape Cod.

According to Sharktivity, a pilot saw an animal just 50 meters offshore.

Officials were forced to close South Beach in Martha’s Vineyard for two hours.

The animal was only five to 10 meters from shore, lifeguards told Patch.

Meadow Beach was also closed for an hour after a shark was sighted offshore.

The explosion in sightings off Cape Cod comes just days after 23 shark sightings on July 30-31.

Meanwhile, on August 2, a 13-foot great white male named Breton was sighted 60 miles offshore near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Researchers from OCEARCH said the behemoth weighs more than 1,400 pounds.

Tracking data shows Breton was lurking off the coast of Florida earlier this year — known as the so-called shark capital of the world.

OCEARCH experts have dubbed Breton an “anomaly.”

They said, “This is the last time we have seen any of our great whites this far south in the western North Atlantic.”

STRANGE SIGHTINGS

But Coastal Carolina University shark biologist Dan Abel told WSOC-TV that the sighting was not unheard of.

He said: “You go where there is food. They go where they can mate; this may be an area we are not familiar with.

“They’re going where they could have their babies, and again that’s another area we’re not sure about; and these are sort of the reasons why they migrate. To eat, to mate, and to have babies.”

They said their other great whites have been sighted off the northeast coast of the US or in Atlantic Canada.

They speculated if he was finally starting to move north.

Shocking data has shown there have been at least 30 malings in the US so far this year, and experts fear the number could be rising.

Florida is notorious for shark attacks and there have been at least 18 this year, according to Tracking Sharks.

Bryan Olivares, 33, was abused in Daytona Beach on July 25 while jumping in the waves with his family.

After the brutal attack, he had a punctured artery and a severed tendon.

Fisherman Hricko, 13, was attacked on July 28 while fishing for lobster with his family in the Florida Keys.

He was attacked by a nurse shark – a species not usually notorious for making wild attacks.

They usually swim away when divers approach them.

And on July 30, a man was brutally attacked in the water off Jacksonville Beach.

Witness Nadya Hicks, 16, paddled out to the man and offered him a chance to sit on her surfboard.

She told CBS that she saw flesh and a stitch on the man’s foot.

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She said: “He was struggling in the water.”

Six shark attacks were reported in two weeks off the Long Island coast earlier this summer amid a spate of mutilations.

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Florida is notorious for shark attacks as a spate of mutilations has been reported in the US

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