Get ready. More sharks are coming this way
Welcome to shark season. The predatory fish have been making headlines over the last few weeks as summer kicks off.
Last week, we met “Freckles,” the first great white caught on camera at the Cape for summer 2015 by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
Freckles is the first of many sharks the area will see, biologist Greg Skomal told Metro.
There were 68 individual shark sightings reported statewide last year, Skomal said, and “we are likely to see similar numbers this summer.”
South of Boston, meanwhile, this weekend saw the sixth person in one month to have been bitten by a shark in the waters off North Carolina.
Boat captain Greg Sears of Mass Bay Guides offered beachgoers and boaters some words of wisdom for this season: “Sharks’ brains are about the size of your thumbnail and they’ve got two things on their mind, and that’s to eat and breed. They’re not here to breed.”
Freckles, the apex predator