Stay on target Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida Costa told the Cape Cod Times that the shark actually made contact with the boat after taking the bass that was just caught on the family’s fishing line. “It just left everyone in awe,” he said.The boat was about three miles west of Great Island in Wellfleet when the shark incident occurred, according to Costa.Great white sharks have returned to waters off Cape Cod in recent years, thanks in part to federal protections which have also boosted seal populations, the Guardian reported.Confirmed Shark Sighting on 2019-07-20 16:02:10! View online – https://t.co/gq1MFL50SJ pic.twitter.com/31cyE4afbh— Sharktivity (@sharktivity) July 21, 2019On Sunday, a confirmed great white shark sighting off the shores of Cape Cod prompted officials to temporarily close a beach in Orleans for an hour, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which send shark sighting alerts through its app, Sharktivity.More on Geek.com:Watch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodWatch: Shark Being Swallowed Whole During Deep-Sea Feeding FrenzyWatch: Drone Spots Shark ‘Stalking’ Surfers at Australian Beach A great white shark gave one family the fright of their lives when it leaped out of the water to snatch a fish that they caught right off the line. The scary close encounter happened on Saturday while the family was fishing off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Doug Nelson of Franklin, Mass., caught the leaping shark on video while aboard the Columbia Sportfishing vessel. His son, Jack, can be seen on the video jumping back in surprise.Incredible footage today from Doug Nelson of Franklin, MA fishing aboard the Columbia out of Rock Harbor in Orleans. @MA_Sharks pic.twitter.com/rK3yk5j6SG— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) July 20, 2019“[It] gave us a pretty good scare,” Nelson told New England Cable News.The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, Cape Cod-based organization focused on great white shark conservations and research, confirmed it was a great white, as did Marc Costa, captain of the Columbia Sportfishing vessel.