Shark sighting closes Cape Cod beach a year after fatal attack

A shark warning sign was posted near the beach in Eastham, Mass.
A shark warning sign was posted near the beach in Eastham, Mass.Susan Haigh/AP/Associated Press

While peak beachgoing season may have come to a close on Cape Cod, peak shark season is ongoing in its waters.

On Sunday, eight great white shark sightings near Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and up the coast of Chatham were confirmed by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

No swim bans were reported as a result of those sightings.

In the ninth incident, Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, where a 26-year-old Revere man was killed by a shark a year ago, was closed after a shark-detecting buoy registered a shark in the area for a second day in a row.


Water at the Wellfleet beach was closed to swimmers for about 30 minutes, according to the conservancy’s Sharktivity app.

A shark spotted south of Chatham Sunday.
A shark spotted south of Chatham Sunday.ATLANTIC WHITE SHARK CONSERVANCY

Duxbury Beach was closed for about 45 minutes after a fin sighting, which officials determined later belonged to a sunfish, according to a tweet from Duxbury Police beach operations.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.