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Too close for comfort: Shark chases seal 10 feet off Cape beach

A sign warned visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings.
A sign warned visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times/Associated Press

Head of the Meadow beach in Truro was closed to swimmers Friday after a shark was spotted chasing a seal just 10 feet away from the shore, according to the Cape Cod National Seashore.

The hungry fish was seen around 11 a.m. The water was closed to swimmers for one hour, seashore officials said in the Sharktivity app.

The beach was reopened to swimmers around 12 p.m., said CCNS Chief Ranger Leslie Reynolds.


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