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Further north there on the lookout for great whites in Cape Cod.
Sightings there of soared in recent years just last week the presence of a twelve foot shark forced Orleans beach to close for part of the day.
But so far the sharks don't seem to be scaring away the tourists.
We see -- -- positive.
We see it as another attraction to the case.
And attraction which is bringing guests to the Orleans waterfront in the innkeeper says folks have been traveling here for the chance to catch a glimpse of a great -- we do.
Have a lot of questions we do have people that are curious I think it's curiosity.
But curiosity -- quickly turned to fear would someone spend.
I don't know what can be transported -- the beach that was the case last summer when a shark bit as swimmer.
In the State's first confirmed attack since 1936.
I felt that you just played on my leg and I was quite sure it was a shark -- that was my first thought I felt like my leg was caught in a place a number of subs.
With sightings prompted officials to shut down several beaches.
Resulting in a significant drop in sales at nearby stores when life hands you lemons you make lemonade the owner of a popular takeout restaurant says he expects things will be different this year he's one of several business owners who is found that sharks sell I think that the sharks.
Are not going to impact us on -- almost an even basis but we'll get as much people.
There are curious about the sharks and coming here as well not depict people like that that fear.
I think this is really comes as no surprise to to any of us here on the -- -- sharks are here for food the harbor master in the town of Orleans says a growing single population is attracting the predators beat knowledge is the spectacle is now drawing visitors as well.
It was Ericsson coming down here and and maybe having the opportunity -- To see a dorsal fin out in the water the Cape Cod chamber of commerce reports the population here triples during the summer months.
To more than 650000.
People and -- just one shark attack over the past eight decades most seem to be fine with what's lurking below.
When you cross that bridge it's another world.
You just forget about everything take your watch off turn your phone off and just enjoy nature that there -- so much to see on the cape and there are all sorts it's natural things and sharks are one of them and they should explore that.
And the people who keep track of these things -- -- there only about sixteen shark attacks in any US waters each year half of them in Florida.
On average sharks kill one person in this country every other year.
There's a higher chance of dying -- a lightning strike.
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