After fatal shark attack, some complain of slow response
BOSTON (AP) - Some Cape Cod residents are concerned officials are responding too slowly after last summer's two shark attacks.
A long-awaited study on shark prevention strategies is launching, but it won't be completed before the summer as hoped.
Wellfleet Town Manager Dan Hoort and other officials say they're focused on expanding lifeguard hours, installing emergency call boxes and other measures this beach season.
But Chatham fisherman Nick Muto is among those concerned officials won't ultimately address the massive seal population great white sharks feast on.
The study will analyze seal culls, shark barriers and new technology like aerial drones.
A Revere man killed off Wellfleet last September was the nation's lone fatal shark attack last year and Massachusetts' first in decades.
A New York man was also badly bitten off Truro but survived.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern
Javonte Smart's impact on the Baton Rouge community