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Hammerhead Shark Makes Waves on Nantucket Beach


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“He has something!”

A hammerhead shark was spotted near the shore of a Nantucket beach on Sunday.

In video captured by beachgoers Annabel Taylor and Lisa Larson, the shark chases a fish near the shores of Ladies Beach.

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“That’s a huge fish he has!” a beachgoer exclaims, before the hammerhead shark appears to kill and is surrounded by a pool of blood in the surf break.

larson said The Boston Globe that she saw five people sprint out of the water as the shark approached the shore.

“That shark was literally 10 feet from us,” she told the World.

Hammerhead sharks are typically found in warm tropical waters away from shore, not to mention the Nantucket coast.

This follows weekend beach closures along the coast, including Ladies Beach, due to an increase in shark sightings. More than ten sharks were spotted in the waters around Cape Cod over the weekend, according to the Sharktivity app.



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