Advice on how to be "shark smart"...
From the Truro Police Department:
Long Nook Beach Closed to Swimming Until Further Notice: Click Here for Details
Last Updated: August 17, 2018 - 8:18pm
Longnook Beach is closed to swimming until further notice due to continued shark activity.
We remind beach goers to practice shark safety at all beaches:
- Don't swim where seals are present.
- Don't swim too far from shore.
- Avoid swimming early and late in the day (when sharks tend to feed).
- Swim in groups.
- Avoid wearing shiny jewelry or other accessories (which look like fish scales to sharks).
- Avoid cloudy water (sharks could mistake you for prey).
- Avoid surfing alone.
- Avoid areas with signs of baitfish or fish feeding activity - watch for diving seabirds.
- Be aware that sharks may be present between sandbars or near steep drop offs.
Beach Gate Attendants will be informing patrons of the recent shark activity in the area and distributing Cape Cod Great White Shark Safety brochures.
[See sample shark awareness brochure images below]