First White Shark sighting of the season confirmed off the Nantucket coast: According to official sources, the first white shark sighting of the season has been confirmed. A white shark was seen eating a seal off the Nantucket coast and officials have urged the public to remain cautious when they hit the beach this summer. Summertime has arrived in New England and residents are eager to visit the beaches and enjoy the awesome weather. Most people come to beaches with family for surfing and to spend some time in the sand. However, sharks can be seen in areas that have a high number of seals and people should always follow safety guidelines issued by authorities to remain safe from shark attacks. For more news follow onbreakingnews.com
First White Shark sighting of the season confirmed off the Nantucket coast:
Usually, sharks tend to stay in shallow waters where more seals are seen and they rarely hit the shores. However, this cannot be completely ruled out and people need to stay in groups as much as possible and avoid entering shallow water zones. Apart from that, they should also avoid splashing and other activities that can attract the attention of such animals. Most beaches that are prone to shark sightings are marked and authorities have made suitable arrangements to handle any adverse situations. They have also installed warning signs at vulnerable places.
Sunday’s shark sighting was initially posted by Nantucket Current and it was later confirmed by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The video shows several onlookers expressing their excitement at the sighting of a shark that is eating a seal. Interestingly, this was pretty close to the shore and happened around the Great Point on Nantucket.
People who see such sharks when they are out in the waters can inform the authorities through the app and such activity will be monitored by the relevant agencies. According to officials, such reports by the public will help them to build data and this can help them to avoid close encounters with humans by taking suitable precautions.
It is common to see an increase in shark sightings, especially during summer and the number increases with an increase in the seal population. The authorities have earlier mentioned that they have no intention to reduce the seal or shark population by taking any measures in the near future. People who visit beaches need to be watchful and follow the instructions of the authorities when they are going surfing and other activities. It is rare for sharks to attack humans but such incidents have happened in the past.