Following rescue, Jameson the white shark sticks around

7-foot white shark detected off South Beach cut in Chatham Friday
In front of a cheering crowd, Jameson the white shark was rescued and returned to the sea off Chatham last Monday. Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/MA DMF photo.

Finding the natives friendly, Jameson the white shark appears to have decided to stick around following his rescue at the beginning of the week.

On Monday, a research crew including Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) staff and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal came to the rescue of a 7-foot young male shark that had beached himself inside the South Beach cut in Chatham. 

AWSC reported that Chatham Harbormaster Stuart Smith and beach-goers came to the aid of the shark, pouring water on him before he could be returned to the ocean. Smith even gave the young shark his name. 

Dr. Skomal was eventually able to revive Jameson and he and his crew led the shark about a mile into the ocean, but not before tagging him.

On Friday, AWSC said Jameson was detected by a receiver off the South Beach cut in the morning. AWSC called this "good news that the shark survived", but said they can't positively confirm he survived until they detect him again. 

In addition to detecting Jameson, AWSC said at least five white sharks were spotted off Chatham on Friday. 


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