Shark Safety Information

Outer Cape Shark Mitigation Alternative Analysis Report Released

Click here for Press Release, October 15, 2019

Click here for Executive Summary.

Click here for full Technical Report.

Cape Cod National Seashore has created a link to receive public comments on the Report through December 16th; the comment portal may be reached at:

On October 17, 2019, the six Lower and Outer Cape Towns that are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), the Superintendent of the CCNS and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) hosted a community meeting at Nauset High School to hear a presentation from the Woods Hole Group on their shark mitigation alternatives analysis report. The video from that forum can be found on the links below.

For video on the Presentation please click here.

For video on the Q & A session please click here.

Shark Smart Tips

Be aware sharks hunt for seals in shallow water.

Stay close to shore where rescuers can reach you.

Don't isolate yourself. Swim, paddle, kayak, and surf in groups.

Avoid areas where seals are present.

Avoid areas where schools of fish are visible.

Avoid murky or low-visibility water.

Limit splashing.

Follow all signage and flag warnings at beaches and instructions of lifeguards.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Robert Duncanson, Ph.D (508) 945-5165