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Shark Massachusetts: Great white shark causes beach to be evacuated

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A great white shark has now caused a beach in Massachusetts to be evacuated for several hours. You should also be careful when out traveling and enjoying the beach. On Monday, New York Daily News shared that a huge 15 foot shark ended up extremely close to the shore. It ended up only 54 to 100 yards from the shore.

State police spoke out saying, "The air crew, Troopers Mark Spencer, Edward Mathurin and Eric Fairchild notified Duxbury Police and Duxbury Harbormaster immediately. There were many beachgoers and people in the water on the Duxbury Beach." They did reopen the beach that they were still warning people to be careful.

This is not something new in this area. There have been sharks seen in this Massachusetts area in the past. It should just make people who enjoy the beach think twice. Be aware of your surroundings. If you know that a shark has been spotted, it might be a good time to go enjoy something else. Don't be afraid to go but you can never be too careful. The sharks come to this area because of all of the seals that they are attracted to in the area.