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Sharks spotted Sunday off Orleans Beach, Chatham

A warning sign in Wellfleet.
A warning sign in Wellfleet.Charles Krupa/Associated Press

A great white shark was spotted off Orleans Beach on Sunday, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The shark ate a seal “a couple hundred yards off the beach,” according to the conservancy’s Sharktivity map.

There were also spottings near Chatham, where a pilot saw a shark in the waters off North Beach Island at about 2:40 p.m. About an hour and a half later and roughly 3 miles to the south, a pilot reported another shark sighting a quarter of a mile offshore, according to the Conservancy.

A great white shark was seen Saturday off Race Point Beach in Provincetown, according to the conservancy. A temporary no-swimming order issued following the sighting was lifted within an hour, according to the conservancy.

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The weekend sightings follow two other shark sightings last week that temporary closed Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro, according to previous Globe reporting.

An 883-pound shark named Freya was also spotted in Block Island Sound Monday.


Gal Tziperman Lotan can be reached at gal.lotan@globe.com or at 617-929-2043.