great white sharks

Maine parks officials have removed some water activity restrictions in the wake of a fatal shark bite off Harpswell. 

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Following a confirmed sighting of a great white shark Friday near the site of Monday’s fatal attack, along with two unconfirmed sightings along the coast Thursday, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) continues to urge people recreating in and around Maine coastal waters to use caution.

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The Maine Department of Marine Resources has identified Julie Dimperio Holowach, of New York City, as the victim of a shark attack near Bailey Island yesterday. She was pronounced dead after being helped to the shore following the attack.

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Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York City woman was attacked and killed by a great white shark off the coast of Harpswell earlier this week. It’s the first recorded fatal shark attack in the state’s history.

New Study To Examine Feeding Habits Of Cape Cod Great White Sharks

Jun 19, 2019
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BOSTON - Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans.

Scientists: Maine Coast Could See More Great White Sharks

Dec 5, 2017
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PORTLAND, Maine - Scientists say a great white shark detected in waters off Maine could be a sign that the big fish will become a more common sight in the years to come.
 
White sharks are near the northern edge of their range along the Maine coast, though they are not commonly seen in the area. One of the sharks was spotted in the waters off Kennebunkport in the summer of 2016.
 
University of New England marine scientist James Sulikowski says tracking devices discovered a different great white about 1.5 miles off Old Orchard Beach in September of this year.