On a chilly October afternoon on Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, a family visiting from Germany looks for seals just off the shore. Father and husband Bernd Matzner, from Berlin, is a recreational diver who has dived all around the world.
But he has no ambitions to dive on Cape Cod. That’s because, Matzner says, he prefers to stay away from great white sharks.
Like many others who frequent the Cape, Matzner says he’s been thinking about what towns there can do to mitigate the risk sharks present to humans.