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Cape Officials Discuss Increase In Shark Sightings

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Cape Cod officials are discussing strategies to manage the increased great white shark population off the popular tourist destination.   The Cape Cod Times reports state shark expert John Chisholm told a meeting of federal, state and local officials Wednesday the sharks and seals they eat will continue to be present. He said other areas have used spotter planes, boat patrols, educational brochures and warning signs to protect swimmers.

Chatham Harbormaster Stu Smith, head of the regional harbormasters association, urged uniform signs and regulations so no town would be exposed to liability. He said his group would work on a sign template and ways to improve communication of shark sightings and responses such as beach closings.

There were a record number of great white shark sightings last summer. One man was bitten while swimming off Truro.  (Associated Press)

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