A great white shark was spotted less than ten feet from the shore in Cape Cod days before a mother swimming with her baby had a narrow escape.
The predator, estimated to be 10ft long, was photographed swimming in the shallows of Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Sunday at around 11am.
Sharks were spotted in Cape Cod once on Monday and twice on Tuesday as the charity warned of great whites hunting near the shore.
Tuesday’s second sighting was just 20ft from shore and ‘three feet from a woman and baby in the water’, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
A great white shark was spotted swimming around ten feet from the shore at Cape Cod, Massachussetts, at around 11am on Sunday
The shark’s dorsal fin pokes out of the water as it hunts near the beach in one of four sightings in the last four days in the area
Tamzen McKenzie and her friends saw the shark swimming ‘less than ten feet from the shore’ on Sunday.
She said she noticed the seals in the area staying out the water as the shark approached.
Writing on social media, she said: ‘It swam back and forth in front of us for about 10 minutes, pretty amazing.’
There were no lifeguards in the area the shark was spotted and she did not have cellphone service.
Shocking footage shows a shark mere inches from a boat at Race Point Beach in Provincetown
Tamzen told WBZ-TV: ‘We’ve never seen one that close. It was super interesting.’
It comes after the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy released shocking footage showing a shark swimming a few inches away from a boat in the area.
In the video shared on Friday, the huge shark slowly swims right alongside the boat as one passenger shouts: ‘Oh my god.’
Its left fin nearly touches the hull of the boat as it ominously glides through the water.
One passenger lets out a nervous laugh as another woman again says: ‘Oh my god,’ before the shark begins to swim away.
In the video shared on Friday, the huge shark slowly swims right alongside the boat as one passenger shouts: ‘Oh my god’
Its left fin nearly touches the hull of the boat as it ominously glides through the water at Cape Cod
The charity is warning people great whites are known to hunt and feed in shallow waters and they will continue to be a presence off many Cape Cod beaches in the coming weeks.
It said: ‘This is a good example and reminder of how close to shore white sharks can get.
‘As the fall season approaches, we would like to remind everyone that white sharks are still off of the Cape Cod coastline.
‘Based on tagging data, peak white shark activity is in August, September, and October. Remember to be shark smart.’