Boston Magazine: The Shark Attack that Changed Cape Cod Forever

Article by Casey Sherman strikes home...
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As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Boston magazine published a timely article by renowed author Casey Sherman

From Boston Magazine:

The May issue of Boston magazine recently hit newsstands and includes a piece called “Blood in the Water” by writer Casey Sherman that focuses on the shark attack that changed Cape Cod forever. 

In recent years, there have been a handful of dangerous encounters between humans and great whites. Just to name a couple, Sherman mentions 61-year-old neurologist from Scarsdale, New York, named William Lytton, who survived after being bitten in the thigh, and a 2014 attack which knocked two women off their kayaks. There was also the tragic loss of Arthur Medici who was attacked and the first victim of a fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936.

The article mentions that the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries’ work has concluded that at least 320 predators have been spotted near the Cape, and although the sharks are dangerous, many find them interesting. Tourist shops are selling shark-inspired clothing, towels, and more, but now, the community is figuring out what they can do to keep tourists and residents safe. Do they catch the sharks? Do they continue educating people to make them aware? How can an attack, such as Medici’s, be prevented?

The entire article can be found on Bostonmagazine.com here


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