- Sharks attack seals off the coast of Massachusetts
- Shark presence in the area also increased due to the increasing presence of seals
- Great white shark is seen killing the seal in the video
A video of a shark attacking a seal in the North Atlantic Ocean is becoming very viral. In the viral video, a Great White Shark is seen attacking a seal floating in the sea. The shark attack was so strong that the seal had no chance of survival. This incident was captured in the mobile by some people on the boat nearby.
Video shot in Massachusetts
This video is being told from Massachusetts, America. Sharks have often been seen swimming along the coast of Massachusetts. However, shark attack season is usually from August to October. Despite this, sharks continue to hunt off the shores of Massachusetts even into the third week of November.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy released
This video has been released by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), an NGO working for the conservation of sharks. This 32 second video was shot by R. A sailor named Noosa has shot. In the video, a lot of blood is also seen spilling on the surface of the sea after the shark and seal clash. The shark attacked underwater, so it is not as clearly visible from above.
Sharks coming in large numbers to hunt seals
AWSC reported that there are two types of seals found in this area. Due to the increasing presence of harbor seals and gray seals, swarms of sharks patrol the surrounding areas only to hunt them. The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, reports that great white sharks prey on both species. The Great White Shark has the largest number of sharks of all types.
Sharks increase in coastal areas
According to the ReFquest Center for Shark Research in Vancouver, Canada, great white sharks inhabit coastal and deep-sea areas around the world. These sharks often choose areas where sea surface temperatures range from 45 to 81 °F (7 to 27 °C). Research from Boston University states that the coastal area of Massachusetts has seen an increase in the presence of sharks for the past year.