Noah Asimow
South Beach has reopened after a shark sighting closed the popular Edgartown beach to swimming earlier Tuesday. Edgartown parks department director Jessica McGroarty said that the sighting occurred at 12:15 p.m.
Sharks

2022

It's hammer time!
A trio of shark sightings near South Beach has pulled swimmers out of the water over the last few days.

2021

South Beach has reopened after a shark sighting closed the popular Edgartown beach to swimming earlier Tuesday. Edgartown parks department director Jessica McGroarty said that the sighting occurred at 12:15 p.m.

2020

A small group of Vineyard fishermen are participating in a brown shark tagging operation as part of a longstanding national study.
Three seals with markings indicative of shark bites have hauled up on the Vineyard’s south shore in recent weeks, prompting calls for caution from Island beach managers.

2019

In the aftermath of a rare shark sighting that temporarily closed South Beach in Edgartown on Tuesday, researchers are looking for answers as to what is drawing sharks to the Cape and Islands in large numbers in recent years.

Pages