Beached Great White Saved In Massachusetts


Mike Bartel

A juvenile great white shark beached itself while trying to catch seagulls off Chatham, Massachusetts, according to a video posted on YouTube by Mike Bartel.

People on the beach kept it wet until the harbor master pulled it into the water and into the ocean.

The 7-foot-long male was found on the South Beach area of Chatham in Cape Cod, according to WFSB, writes The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post states that beach-goers kept the shark wet until rescuers arrived to pull it into the water and release it back into the ocean.

Witnesses told the station that the young shark beached itself chasing after a seagull.

Great white sharks are listed as “vulnerable” (one step better than endangered) by the World Wildlife Fund, according to The Huffington Post. Humans hunt them for food and sport.

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http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/29538149/photos-great-white-shark-stranded-on-chatham-beach

Shark Attacks In The Carolinas

At least five shark attacks have been reported at North and South Carolina beaches this month, writes CNN. The Washington Post puts the number at 7 attacks.

On Saturday afternoon, a beach outing in North Carolina took a harrowing turn when a 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark.

The teenager was swimming with several other people near Waves, North Carolina, when the shark attacked, writes CNN.

The teen received various injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands, according to a news release posted to the facebook page of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  No other swimmers were injured, writes CNN.

Ocean Rescue Squad paramedics and National Park Service Rangers rushed to the scene in response to a 911 call about an injured person on the beach, writes CNN.  The teen was then transported to Norfolk, Virginia, for further medical treatment.