Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.... Cape Cod holiday-makers told to beware as 16ft great white shark is spotted off coast
The first great white shark of the Cape Cod summer season has been photographed just 50 yards from the coast off Chatham.
The 16-foot shark, estimated to weigh more than 2,000 pounds, was seen hunting seals near the shore by the Cape Cod Shark Hunters.Now, honestly, this is much ado about nothing - a 16 foot Great White is really on the smaller side. They really do make it as far north as Cape Cod and the islands - remember, Martha's Vineyard is where they filmed "Jaws" - and I've been on the beach when there has been an "out of the water" alarm because of a Great White sighting. While they generally stay further south because of the water temperatures, they will go where the food is - and there are a *lot* of seals up this way.
Seriously, though, go read the comments to the article. A good number take them to task over the size of the shark - for Great Whites, 16 feet is barely a "medium" size. There's plenty of snark over the confluence of "Massachusetts" and "sharks" - references to the MA legislature and Ted Kennedy - frequently spotted offshore around Martha's Vineyard in the old days. And, of course, 185 references to Jaws...
Dun-dun. Dun-dun. DundundundunDAAAAAH!
That is all.