Cape Cod Beaches Closed Due To Great White Shark Sightings

The sharks are getting a little too close for comfort around Cape Cod. Several Cap Cod beaches will be closed this Labor Day weekend due to shark sightings in the area.

Cape Cod Online reports that the Orleans Parks and Recreation Superintendent Paul Fulcher announced today that there would be no swimming at beaches in Cape Cod this weekend. The situation will be reassessed next week to determine if the swimming ban will be lifted.

The closure comes a day after several great white sharks were spotted just south of Nauset Beach.

WCVB reports that three sharks were spotted in Orleans and four more were seen in Chatham. One of the sharks was apparently swimming within 15 feet of the shore.

The number of great white sharks near Cape Cod has grown in recent years due to the high number of seals in the area.

Last week, a Rhode Island family vacationing in Cape Cod captured a video of a great white shark feeding on a seal off the coast of Monomoy Island.

Do you think officials made the right decision to close Cape Cod beaches? We all know what happens when greedy mayors decide to keep beaches open despite shark attacks in the area.