Great White Shark Washes Up on New England Shore

Officials scramble to determine how many sharks are lurking off the coast.
3:00 | 09/02/12

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Now to that terrifying discovery at a popular beach along the new england coast. A giant white shark washed ashore. Now authorities are scrambling, closing beaches. Abc's john schriffen has the latest. Reporter: A great white shark washed up on the shore I think it's kind of scary. Reporter: Fisherman spotted the 13-foot predator saturday morning just feet from where beach-goers swim. Pretty scary. Your adrenaline goes a little bit. He's stone dead, but my god. Reporter: Officials immediately closed the beach to swimmers, amid fears that more great whites may be lurking nearby. Popular cape cod beaches are already shut down for the holiday weekend. Officials there determined that it's not safe to go back in the water after boaters captured this shark-feeding frenzy and in a single day, seven sharks were spotted off the coast of two other cape cod beaches. Some just feet from the shore. I'm glad that the summer is over. I don't think I'll go back in the water. Scientists wasted no time trying to learn more about that shark. Now it's believed to be a young male, weighing about 1600 pounds, but it had no immediate signs of drama. It's important to remember, while many fear the worst, experts believe that shark attacks are still very rare on human. We want to show you that new

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