If you are dreaming of your upcoming beach days on Cape Cod, you may want to look a little closer at which beaches you'll be going to.

With at least 5 great white sharks ispotted in the ocean in and around Cape Cod in recent months, it doesn't look like the Cape is free and clear of one showing up at one or a few of the many beaches.

Last July beachgoers helped rescue Jameson, the great white shark that was stranded at the Old Southway inlet in Chatam.  Believe it or not, he was hanging around Wellfleet Harbot from mid August until early October.

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According to the Cape Cod Times, the Wellfleet array shows detections near Jeremy Point and also by Great Island and Indian Neck in Wellfleet.  Most of the receivers are located off the ocean side beaches and it appears that through the data available, the Outer Cape is shark highway, yikes!

Other shark detections are coming from Vinyard Sound to right here in Buzzards Bay.  This past October there were 22 detections from just one single great white shark in Boston.  And off the beaches in Plymouth, 4 great whites triggered 104 detections, also in October of 2015.

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Together with safety officials, various Cape Cod beach administrators, the Cape Cod National Seashore representatives have gathered through this past winter to work on improving the communication between agencies and towns to be able to educate and protect not just the local Cape Codders but also the thousands of visitors the Cape welcomes each summer.

These organizations are also working on new technology which include a phone app that would recieve detections that are real time and also would allow someone to report an actual shark sighting, attack or a stranded shark.

So as you plan your beach visits for the upcoming summer, be aware and keep yourself informed on the shark comings and goings otherwise known as "shark highway."