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Nauset Beach in Orleans, Newcomb Hollow in Wellfleet closed after shark sightings

Nauset Beach in Orleans was closed for the third time in two days Thursday morning after a shark was spotted off the coast, officials said.

The beach was closed at 10:08 a.m. and reopened at 11:08 a.m., said Joanne, a beach spokeswoman, who declined to give her last name.

Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet was also closed Thursday due to a shark sighting. The water closed at 2:05 p.m. and reopened at 3:05, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Sharktivity app.

This sighting marks the seventh time a shark was spotted at Nauset Beach since July 1.


Globe Correspondent Maria Lovato contributed to this report. Alyssa Lukpat can be reached at alyssa.lukpat@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AlyssaLukpat.

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