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‘That’s so much blood!’: Sharks attack seal off Nantucket; Cape Cod beaches close to swimming after great white shark sightings

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A shiver of sharks went to town on a seal off of Nantucket on Tuesday, as Cape Cod beaches shut down to swimming after many great whites were spotted close to shore.

The group of sharks attacking the seal was caught on camera in Sconset.

“That’s so many!” said a viewer of the shark feast, as gasps were heard in the background. “That’s so much blood!”

“These are NOT white sharks for those that keep asking,” tweeted MA Sharks, which is run by local shark expert John Chisholm, who confirms shark sightings for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app. “Most likely sandbar sharks which are abundant in that area.”

Chisholm earlier in the day had shared a video of a sandbar shark off Nantucket.

“Yes, there are more than just white sharks in our waters,” he said. “Sandbars (aka brown sharks) can be found during the summer mainly south of the Cape, especially on ACK & MV.”

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Meanwhile, several great white sharks were spotted and detected along the Cape on Tuesday, sparking shark alerts and temporary swimming bans. It’s the new normal on the Cape these days.

“SHARK ALERT !!” MA Sharks tweeted. “White shark predation 50 yards from shore off the southern Nauset ORV trail.”

White sharks were also seen less than 100 yards off of Nauset Beach in Orleans. Sharks were later spotted 50 yards offshore, about a half-mile south of Nauset Beach.

The 9-foot male white shark named Warren, tagged by shark researchers last summer, was detected near LeCount Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Tuesday.

“SHARK ALERT !!” MA Sharks tweeted. “LeCount Hollow closed to swimming until Noon due to detection of a tagged white shark.”

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