Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists – and young sharks

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Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists – and young sharks

Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Cape Cod, which was closed to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark the previous afternoon. Cape Cod authorities said they are concerned about the safety of beachgoers during the Labor Day weekend, but also in the days beyond when lifeguards leave but sharks remain.
Sharks swim close to shore off Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham, Mass. A prominent shark researcher says smaller, younger great white sharks are being spotted in greater numbers off Cape Cod. Massachusetts marine biologist Greg Skomal says the presence of juvenile sharks contributes to more human encounters because the young sharks swim closer to shore than their adult counterparts.
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