The New England Aquarium is warning of the great white shark presence off the coast of Massachusetts.

A fishing boat discovered a dead whale off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts.  A scientist from the Aquarium also took pictures of a seal with fresh bite marks in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Scientists expect the sharks to return to this part of the country to hunt seals from now through the fall.

People should be shark-smart when they are at the beach.  If you want to go in the water, you might want to stay in shallow waters.  Also, stay near lifeguards.  If there is a shark in the area, they may be able to give you a heads up to get out of the water.

There's an app for that.

You could download an app called "Sharktivity", which tracks shark activity in the Atlantic.  The app gets its information by researchers, safety officials, and app users. It also uses data from tagged sharks.

There is no better feeling in the world than floating in the saltwater of the ocean on a warm summer day, with the sun shining down on you.  It is the most incredible moment of "one-ness" with the universe that I've ever experienced in a natural setting.  It just gives me the sense of being part of something bigger than myself.  If, by some pre-destined fate, a shark thinks I look particularly yummy and decides to make me his lunch, so be it.  That doesn't mean that I won't float closer to the shore though.  A tasty treat for the sharks, I may be, but stupid, I am not.

Have you ever spotted a shark at the beach?

Life Saving Tips To Fend Off Sharks This Summer in New England Waters

We do not encounter many sharks in the Northeast waters, but it does happen.

Harry Connick, Jr. Selling His Cape Cod, Massachusetts Stunning Estate

Gallery Credit: Sarah Sullivan

More From