Shark season is underway in Cape Cod, Mass.
Three great white sharks were tagged Wednesday after being seen circling a whale carcass in nearby waters. The moment marks the official start of shark season in New England.
Per the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, the sharks were tagged off Monomoy by Dr. Greg Skomal Massachusetts Marine Fisheries, who still encouraged beachgoers not to avoid swimming as “the probability of being attacked by a shark is really low,” he told WHDH Boston.
He added: “June is certainly a month that we anticipate starting to see white sharks.”
Skomal added that people should still practice caution in deep waters. “Any deep water close to the shoreline,” he said, “there’s a potential that there’s a shark hunting in that area.”
The conservancy’s Sharkivity app also alerted another shark sighting in Cape Cod Bay that afternoon around 2 p.m. Aerial images show the shark was about 14 or 15 feet long.