White Shark Tagged In Chatham Waters

July 29th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
rhenna3Chatham, July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Swimmers in the town of Chatham are living in fear these days after reports of a couple of white sharks being spotted in the waters of the South Beach. While one white shark was tagged in Chatham yesterday, it is being apprehended that three others are present in the waters. It has been reported that the large number of seals that are present in the waters are what the sharks feed on. Keeping this fact in mind, residents of Chatham have been advised to stay far into the water and also try to maintain a safe distance from the seals of South Beach.

Dan Tobin, the director of Parks and Recreation in Chatham however assures that the white sharks are not here to stay for long because they visit the South Beach waters only during the warm season, following a pattern that tourists usually do! Not only the South Beach, but also the North Beach Island is a popular white shark area. With tourists assembled in the town to enjoy the warm weather, the beach patrol services of Chatham have to remain alert as much as possible to prevent any unwanted incident taking place in its water bodies.

However with warnings already been issued, patrol officers say that there is no reason to fear provided that the people adopt necessary precautionary measures whenever they step into the waters. With the North and South beaches being labeled as prohibited water bodies, officials have announced that the waters of the Nantucket Sound are safer as they do not show the presence of much seals, thus also reducing the possibilities of a shark visit.

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