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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cape Cod beaches closed for holiday weekend after sightings of dozens of sharks up to 18ft long just off the coast

Cape Cod vacationers hoping to take advantage of the holiday weekend by taking a dip in the ocean are out of luck.

A number of popular beaches have been closed after multiple reports of sharks, including deadly great whites, swimming not far from the coast.

The closure is just the latest twist in an unusually shark-infested Cape Cod summer.

A string of beaches off the shore of Chatham, Massachusetts were shut down indefinitely on Wednesday, making it likely they will be closed throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Fishermen and tourists have reported an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the Atlantic off the Cape Cod coast, some less than 20 feet offshore. Read More