Are There Great White Sharks In Boston, Massachusetts (or in Broad Sound)?

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Your reason for asking if there are great white sharks in Boston, maybe because you are worried about coming into contact with a great white shark when swimming on one of the many Boston beaches.

There are great white sharks in Boston, Massachusetts as confirmed by sightings from the beaches near Boston and by white sharks with tracking tags from Ocearch research. Great whites are more likely to be in Massachusetts Bay between July and August when sea temperatures rise above 12°C (53.6°F).

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The reason why Boston’s Massachusetts Bay is visited by great white sharks is because the water temperature stays above 16°C (60.8°F) in July through to September, with a high of around 21°C (69.8°F) in August time. The sea temperature in Massachusetts Bay drops to below 12°C (53.8°) in October through June.

Great white sharks prefer water temperatures between 12-24°C (54-75 °F), which means they may visit Boston, Massachusetts between the months of July and September each year when water temperatures in the area are within this range.

The following video is of a large great white shark feeding on a seal at Race Point Beach Cape Cod off the coast of Boston. This goes to show there are great white sharks in Massachusetts Bay around Boston.

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As you can see from the above video great white sharks will be feeding on seals. Massachusetts has both Gray and Harbour seals, and some stay year round, whilst others migrate north.

If you want to see more evidence of great white sharks in Massachusetts Bay off Boston, the following image is of Cisco white shark tagged by Ocearch research.

Cisco great white shark tagged in Massachusetts Bay, Boston

Great white shark cisco - Are There Great White Sharks In Boston
Great white shark cisco image courtesy of Ocearch – Are There Great White Sharks In Boston

When great white shark Cisco was tagged he was 357lbs (162kg) and 8′ 8″ (2.64 metres) in length. This male great white shark was originally tagged near Nantucket, MA on 7 October 2016, and was last pinged near Boston in 2017.

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Are there great white sharks in Broad Sound Boston?

As there are great white sharks in the Boston area and in Massachusetts bay, they are likely to come into Boston’s Broad Sound too. There have been sightings of great which sharks in Boston Harbour, which is part of Broad Sound.

Another video of a great white shark in Boston, this time near Boston Harbour.

Great White Shark Near Boston Harbor
25,159 views Sep 2, 2010 Great white shark seen on a whale watching tour over the Stellwagen Bank off the coast of Massachusettes near Boston. Around 1:30pm on August 30, 2010.
Charlotte great white shark in Massachusetts bay Boston
Charlotte great white shark image courtesy of Ocearch in Massachusetts bay Boston

Great white shark Charlotte in Massachusetts Bay, Boston

Another great white shark tracked in Massachusetts bay, Boston is white shark Charlotte. When white shark Charlotte was tagged on 29th March 2021 in Onslow Bay, she was 338lbs (153kg) and 8′ 1″ (2.46 metres) long.

You will see from the above image that Charlotte white shark visited Cape Code Bay, which was in August 2021. Prior to this she was pinged on 15th August 2021 in Bigelow Bight just off from Ogunquit, before she swam across Massachusetts bay to Cape Cod Bay.

Are there great white sharks off the coast of Massachusetts?

There are great white sharks off the coast of Massachusetts and in Massachusetts Bay, as has been confirmed by tagged great white sharks Cisco and Charlotte. These two great white sharks are only two of thousands of great white sharks that inhabit the area when waters warm up in July each year.

I hope you enjoyed this article about are there great white sharks in Boston or in Broad Sound

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about are there great white sharks in Boston), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Are There Great White Sharks In Boston, Massachusetts (or in Broad Sound)?

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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