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Great White Shark Migration Is Heading For Cape Cod

While Cape Cod's beaches are always packed in the summer months, this year's coastline is expected to be even more crowded than usual as dozens of great white sharks have invaded the Massachusetts vacation spot.

  • The migration is due to higher temperatures, which typically brings the ocean predators closer to the shore, says Megan Winton, a scientist with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. In the past week alone, there have been at least 11 great white sightings off the coast of Cape Cod, according to the Conservancy.
  • While the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is warning swimmers to stay away from ocean areas with steep drops, Winton says the only true way to avoid a shark attack is to stay on shore.
  • What's the closest you've gotten to a shark?

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