Beachgoers in Provincetown, Mass., watched in awe Wednesday as a great white shark ambushed a seal just past the shore.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared the footage to Facebook, crediting Matt and Shannon Scully, explaining that the “predation” came about at 1 p.m. off Traipse Point Seaside.
The shark appears to had been spotted sooner than it launched its flooring attack, creating a giant foamy splash. In the footage a lady asks, “Did you guys survey it?” just sooner than the eruption, which inspires more commentary.
White sharks prey on gray seals during the summer and early drop off Cape Cod, and one particular person noticed in the feedback allotment that no-one was swimming on the time of Wednesday’s attack:
“Of us are getting smarter, as you inspect, no one in their correct mind would swim in the waters on the outer Cape!”
Reads one other observation: “That water drops off deep. You are neck deep in five steps. It’s ‘Jaws’ paradise.”
Scientists create the a entire lot of the white shark feeding season by tagging sharks, most incessantly from July into early November, to learn more about their habits and movements.
–Utter and video courtesy of Matt and Shannon Scully