Why do Sharks have to feed during our summer?

Why can’t the Great White Sharks feed in our area in the winter?  Do they have to swarm here every summer and freak me out?  I know they are coming in for their favorite snack, the seals but still come in the winter, not now.  We come for the lobster roll, they come for the seals.  New England is a great place for food for both people and marine animals.

Several Sightings Close Beaches

Over the weekend, the beaches of Nantucket were closed for a few hours due to a confirmed shark sighting per Nantucket Police per reporting by boston25news. There were shark sightings off Wellfleet and Truro on Saturday which shut the beaches down temporarily. Then again, a fin was spotted headed toward Madaket beach on Sunday. Then today just after 12noon another great white was spotted and closed down the beach Truro. They are out there; we don’t need to spot a fin to know that.

 

See a Seal? Stay out of the Water

 

One thing I have heard time and time again is that if you see seals, get out of the water.  The sharks are not here to intentionally eat people, they want the seals.  Some of us don’t have enough body fat to make for a tempting meal for a shark but an exploratory bite is enough to kill us.  You know, a shark bumps into you on the water and they take a bite and they are like ‘oh, yeah, not good’ and they move on.  Meanwhile, one bite from a Great White Shark is enough to kill.  I like to follow the Sharktivity app to see all the pings of sharks in our area but keep in mind, not every shark is tagged.  I look at the ocean as if it's summer restaurant season for sharks and stay on the beach.  The waves and peace are enough for me.  Stay safe out there and always be alert if you do take a dip.

Since we are talking about Giant Great White Sharks, check out these monster fish catches from people in NH

 

People from NH Show Off Their Monster Fish Catches

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