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Sharks spotted Sunday off Orleans Beach, Chatham

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.


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 is a former Globe staff member.