September 16, 2013

Shark having bloody meal closes Cape Cod beach

The Associated Press

EASTHAM, Mass. — A Cape Cod beach was temporarily closed after a man snapped a photo of what appears to be a shark's dorsal fin swimming through pool of blood about 100 yards offshore.

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham was closed for about an hour on Sunday morning after local resident Bruce Langsen took the photo while on the beach with his son. He says he thinks it was a great white shark feeding on a seal.

There were several surfers in the water at the time, but no humans were hurt.

Coast Guard Beach is part of the federally run Cape Cod National Seashore, so park rangers as well as local authorities were notified.

Shark sightings have become more common on the Cape as the area's seal population has exploded.

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