(CNN)A temporary no-swimming order was issued at a beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after a great white shark was spotted nearby.
Beachgoers at Race Point Beach were ordered out of the water by lifeguards around 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy app Sharktivity, which tracks shark sightings and alerts.
The no-swimming order remained in effect at the beach on the northern tip of Cape Cod National Seashore until one hour after the last shark sighting.
Over 24 sharks have been sighted in the area so far this month, according to John Chisholm, a shark biologist at the New England Aquarium.
“This is the time of year that white shark numbers start to increase in the region which happens to coincide with an increase in people heading
A no-swimming order was issued at a Cape Cod beach after a great white shark was sighted
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