Sunday reading: “Fear on Cape Cod as sharks hunt again”
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Over the past decade, the waters around Cape Cod have become host to one of the densest seasonal concentrations of adult white sharks in the world. Acoustic tagging data suggests the animals enter the area during the days that lengthen into May, increase in abundance throughout the summer, peak in October, and leave mainly on Thanksgiving.
Annual returns are a success for environmentalists, but the phenomenon has unusual implications for public safety.
Unlike many places where adult white sharks congregate, which tend to be remote islands, the summer home of sharks in New England straddles the tourist season in one of the Northeast’s most coveted recreation areas. .
What will it take to keep people safe?
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