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Here's What Happens When A Great White Shark Is Marooned On A Cape Cod Beach

Jul 16, 2015 By Sarah Brennan
There have been many sharks spotted along the East Coast this summer, but Chatham, Massachusetts had one great white wander onto the beach. This is an extremely rare occurrence. Typically, great whites live in temperate coastlines at over 300 feet from the shore. They can swim fairly close to the coast, but will rarely get dragged into the sand.

The reason this young shark is beached is the result of a hunting trip gone astray. These sharks hunt fish and rays in their formative years, then progress to larger marine mammals like sea lions, seals and small whales. Seagulls are also recognized as prey. This little guy followed a seagull a little too close to shore, and an entire community of beachgoers arrive to save him.
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