“First” White Shark Of The Year Spotted In Cape Cod Waters

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CC – The first great white shark of the season has been spotted off Cape Cod.

Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and state shark researcher Dr. Greg Skomal spotted the shark yesterday off South Beach in Orleans. The crew was able to capture underwater footage of the approximately 15 foot shark.

The sighting comes as researchers continue to study how many great whites are in the area.

“Our primary goal this summer is continuing the research we initiated in 2014, and that is to try and get a population estimate for the number of white sharks that are around Cape Cod,” said Skomal, a leading expert who works with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

First? Yeah OK. By “first” they mean this is the first time since like May that human eyes from a tiny boat have come across a 15′ shark in thousands of square miles of ocean you can only see a few feet into on clear days. First, suuuurrre.

I don’t know about you but I say stop counting. They started this idea of establishing a population number last year and basically found sharks every single time they looked. Stop. Just stop. I don’t want to know the real number. It’s going to be like turning a log over in the woods and 80 zillion bugs pop out. Let’s all just live together on our peninsula in ignorant bliss I say. You don’t see anyone out there counting the mosquitos.

P.S. I don’t want to know the number of white sharks in our waters for the same reason guys don’t like to go to the doctor. We know there’s a million things all around us that can kill us, we just choose to ignore them until they bite us directly in the face.

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