Cape Cod Times: Chatham Harbormaster Stuart Smith was deploying shark research equipment Wednesday (July 13) afternoon around Monomoy Island when a 10-foot great white shark surfaced next to his vessel.
State Division of Marine Fisheries biologist John Chisholm was onboard and identified the shark as a great white. The duo were installing receivers intended to detect great whites. Several of the predators have been tagged and the receivers pick up signals emitted by the tags.
The 10-foot shark was seen near the southern tip of Monomoy Island.