Shark Safety Information

Outer Cape Shark Mitigation Alternative Analysis

School Presentation

On October 17, 2019, the six Lower and Outer Cape Towns that are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), the Superintendent of the CCNS, and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) hosted a community meeting at Nauset High School to hear a presentation from the Woods Hole Group on their shark mitigation alternatives analysis report.

Shark Smart Tips

  • Be aware sharks hunt for seals in shallow water
  • Stay close to shore where rescuers can reach you
  • Don't isolate yourself. Swim, paddle, kayak, and surf in groups
  • Avoid areas where seals are present
  • Avoid areas where schools of fish are visible
  • Avoid murky or low-visibility water
  • Limit splashing
  • Follow all signage and flag warnings at beaches and instructions of lifeguards

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