MyFox Boston is reporting that the presence of great white sharks is expected again around Chatham, Massachusetts this year. The presence of several white sharks in the vicinity of Lighthouse Beach caused the closing of the beach last year. While tourists and the tourism industry might not exactly be welcoming the return of the great white sharks, researchers are expected to take advantage of their presence in hopes of learning more about the species.
Last year, five great white sharks were tagged in the waters around Chatham. Their migrations were tracked as far Florida. According to the satellite tag data, at least one of the sharks was recorded in water as cold as 44° F. However, the sharks spent 80% of the time in water temperatures in the 59°-70° F range, according to the Cape Cod Times.