Tragedy struck on Saturday September 15th when 26-year old Arthur Medici from Revere was fatally bitten by a white shark off Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet. Medici was the first shark-bite fatality in Massachusetts since 1936 but the second person this summer to be bitten. On Aug. 15 William Lytton from New York was bitten while swimming at Long Nook Beach in Truro. Today on The Point we look at the safety, economic and natural resource management repercussions from the shark bite fatality.
Guests on the program are Greg Skomal, biologist and white shark expert at the MA Department of Marine Fisheries, Brian Carlstrom, superintendent at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Leslie Reynolds, Chief Ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore, and Wendy Northcross, President of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Mindy Todd hosts.