Cape Cod Great White Sharks Too Close For Comfort
We don't know about you, but when the one hour shark warning expires, we still ain't going into the water.
It's old news that great white sharks inhabit the ocean waters around Cape Cod in Massachusetts, after all, the hit movie Jaws was filmed there back in the 70s, but what amazes us is that folks will actually venture back into the water there when a shark alert expires.
Nope, not going to do it.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is in the business of both educating and protecting the community, while promoting great white shark conservation. Shark alerts are issued on the beaches of Cape Cod when a great white is notice, more often than not by someone from the Conservancy, like their pilot Wayne Davis did yesterday while flying over Newcomb.
One app on my iPhone is Sharktivity, which will inform you when a shark alert is issued in on the Cape. It will also show you the location where one of the sharks that they have tagged was last monitored, sometimes even close to Maine.
While Cape Cod business owners and politicians continually discuss what to do about what they perceive is an increase in the area's great white shark population, we'll just either go only waist-deep into the ocean following a shark alert, or even better yet, just dip our toes in.