With Shark Sighting Close to Shore, Seal Factor Can't Be Ignored
Will Sennott
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.
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South Beach Reopens to Swimming After Closure Due to Shark Sighting
Holly Pretsky

A shark sighting offshore closed South Beach to swimmers Tuesday afternoon. The water was opened again for swimming by 4:20 p.m.

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Vineyard Bookshelf: Emperors of the Deep
Steve Donoghue
Since it’s 2019, you’ve already heard some of the facts and statistics that underlie conservationist William McKeever’s new book Emperors of the Deep.
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Great White Shark Expert Takes Audiences on a Deep Dive
Louisa Hufstader
An attentive all-ages audience came to the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle Thursday night to hear Gregory Skomal give a talk called Seeing Deeper Into the World of the Great White Shark.
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Shark Week Brings Shark Expert to Island

Shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal speaks Thursday, July 26 at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.

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Science, Ratings Fuel Shark Week
Sara Brown

The weather in South Africa almost put a damper on Shark Week this year.

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Shark Research Booming as Great Whites Summer Near Vineyard
Sara Brown
White shark populations are on the rise and shark research is also growing from coast to coast as scientists learn more about the apex predators.
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Greg Skomal Comes to the Vineyard to Talk Sharks

Noted expert Greg Skomal will talk about great white sharks on Tuesday, August 8 at the Old Whaling Church. The event is a benefit for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

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In Defense of Sharks
Suzan Bellincampi
It has been estimated that the chance of getting attacked and killed by a shark are 1 in 3,748,067.
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Hammerhead Shark Reported Off South Shore of Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown

South Beach in Edgartown was closed Wednesday morning after a hammerhead shark was seen swimming in the water near shore. A biplane pilot confirmed the sighting.

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