Great White Shark Attacks Seal, Turns Water Red

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
August 14, 2018US News
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A great white shark attacking a seal was recorded off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Aug. 2.

This video shows multiple angles of the attack, as well as a clip of the shark swimming underwater with a part of the seal in its mouth. The video was released later in August.

“The research team recorded this close up footage of a seal predation in clear water about 100 yards from the beach off Wellfleet, MA,” said the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, according to Fox News. The video shows a “rarely seen window into the world of the Atlantic white shark in Cape Cod water,” it said.

Sharks have been the focus of heavy media coverage in the past several weeks.

On Aug. 9, there were reports that a Texas man was rushed to the hospital after he was bitten by a shark. The victim reportedly told first responders: “The shark bumped me. Then he wanted to taste me.”

The Houston Chronicle noted that there have been 43 unprovoked shark attacks in Texas since 1837, according to the International Shark Attack File.

According to National Geographic, great white sharks can range from 15 feet to more than 20 feet in length, weighing 2.5 tons or more.

“Of the 100-plus annual shark attacks worldwide, fully one-third to one-half are attributable to great whites. However, most of these are not fatal, and new research finds that great whites, who are naturally curious, are ‘sample biting’ then releasing their victims rather than preying on humans. It’s not a terribly comforting distinction, but it does indicate that humans are not actually on the great white’s menu,” National Geographic says.

From The Epoch Times

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