white shark

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The Cape Cod National Seashore, for one, flies a purple flag with a white shark on it to warn beachgoers of their presence. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "Should I Worry About Sharks in the Northeast?," 21 Sep. 2018 These tags show that white sharks move more broadly throughout the North Atlantic than previously thought. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Great white shark conservancy slammed for 'barbaric' photos of 10-foot creature killed in Massachusetts," 3 Aug. 2018 At least one white shark was spotted off the shores of two beaches on Cape Cod Monday, according to shark researchers. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "At least one white shark is spotted off Nauset, Truro beaches," 2 July 2018 Their work was noble and occasionally terrifying; white sharks are among the ocean’s most mysterious and misunderstood creatures. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "Susan Casey on Seeing Her First Great White Shark," 11 July 2018 To Greg Skomal, the state’s marine biologist, the white sharks are now a standard part of summer in Massachusetts. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "There have been 7 shark sightings in 2 days on the Cape — and more are expected," 3 July 2018 Generally, tracking results show white sharks appear to spend more time diving during the day, and more time at the surface come nighttime. Brian J. Skerry, National Geographic, "Why Great White Sharks Hang Out in Warm Whirlpools," 19 June 2018 In addition, the return of white sharks and shortfin makos that prey on sea lions may also bring down sea lion populations. National Geographic, "Stinky, Destructive Sea Lions Inspire Wacky Deterrents—Like Fake Orcas," 14 July 2016 The fauna is more dangerous, because there are a lot of tiger, bull and white sharks, which are very aggressive. Luis F. Sánchez, miamiherald, "Cuban athlete can’t finish his triathlon in Havana so he’s swimming to Bimini," 23 Oct. 2017

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white shark

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