Cape Cod White Shark Predation Study

Public Safety Implications

With the potential for increasing white shark encounters with humans in this region, the risk of white shark accidents with humans is also likely increased. In addition to studying white shark predatory behavior, this study is quantifying and delineating the “high risk zone” for this area, taking into consideration factors such as depth or distance from shore where an attack could be considered highly likely. We hope that these findings will further public safety information and practices for this region.

Beachgoers at Cape Cod inquire about the presence of a shark
Beachgoers inquire to CCWSPS researchers about shark activity just a few yards from shore. As the region learns to coexist with white sharks, many questions need to be answered for both the public and the shark’s safety, as well as mutual long term existence.