Cape Cod Shark Safety Flyer Sparks Worry
A new brochure being distributed is being questioned by some Cape Cod residents.
According to the Boston Herald 415,000 brochures are being distributed in Massachusetts to raise awareness of the presence of sharks on the Cape and to educate people about what to do if they see a shark. Some people are saying that these brochures could hurt tourism. Shark sightings have become more common on the Cape drawn by a booming seal population. A man was bitten two summers ago on the Cape.
Others think the sharks are being sensationalized and that people will want to go on shark hunts. The state says that the purpose of the pamphlet is to raise public awareness about sharks.