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Great white shark caught on film in Cape Cod Bay

YouTube user cctuna91 captured some video footage of what appears to be a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Cape Cod Bay. According the video description, the shark was spotted 2-3 miles off of Barnstable, MA.

According to a WCVB.com report, Jeffrey Richardson was fishing for tuna when he encountered the shark, which he estimated to be about 12′ (3.5m) in length. Greg Skomal of Massachusetts’ Division of Marine Fisheries told WCVB that he was “pretty confident” that it was a white shark but wanted to see more photos and video to confirm the species.