The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy reported that a great white shark, which is now past its peak season, was spotted attacking a seal off Massachusetts’ coast.

Tweeted by the nonprofit group, an attack occurred near Monomoy Island’s southern tip, an 8-mile stretch that runs southwest of Chatham, Massachusetts.

This attack took place on November 7, and the footage was taken by a man named R. Nossa.

A 32 second video shows the shark following the seal. It briefly breaches the water’s surface with its dorsal end.

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A great white shark was recently spotted near Cape Cod, Massachusetts attacking a seal

The great white shark, which was seen attacking an animal seal in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod area, attacked another seal.

The video shows the shark going after the seal and the shark's dorsal fin briefly breaching the surface of the water

Video shows the shark chasing the seal. The shark’s dorsal Fin briefly breaches the surface of water.

They bloody attack happened near the southern tip of Monomoy Island, an eight-mile stretch of sand that goes southwest from Chatham, Massachusetts

They bloody attack happened near the southern tip of Monomoy Island, an eight-mile stretch of sand that goes southwest from Chatham, Massachusetts

The attack occurred after 'we have passed peak season for [great] white shark activity along the Cape Cod coast,' the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said

It happened after “we have passed peak seasons for [great] white shark activity along the Cape Cod coast,’ the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said

The ocean calms down, but there is still a lot of noise and thrashing.

Cape Cod is home to many great white sharks. They visit the area regularly between August and Oct due to its warm waters. Although sharks can sometimes be seen as late as November (AWSC), it’s still not the ‘peak’.

Researchers from shark research warned in July that 4 great whites, including Mary Lee, a giant 16-foot, 3456-pound fish, were moving northward from New York to Cape Cod.

It’s not clear if the attacks were carried out by any of the great whites, as much footage is taken underwater.

Separately in July, researchers spotted blacktip reef sharks off New York’s coastline, noting that the species was moving north due to climate change to swim in warmer waters. 

Live Science reports that there’s been a significant increase in shark and seal populations over the past few years as a result of conservation efforts.

A study in May found that nearly 300 California-based great whites were living near the California coast. This is a 35 percent increase over 10 years. 

The news outlet said that there have been great white sightings along the New England coast due to the increase in population. Some were as close as 10 feet away from the beach. 

According to September’s study, overfishing has led to the extinction of one-third all species of shark and ray species.

The findings, which span eight years, show that the number of sharks, rays and chimaera – a group known as chondrichthyan fish – threatened with extinction have doubled to 32.6 percent since 2014. 

The number of human attacks has not changed despite the increase in the great white shark population.

Just over two percent of the known 548 species of sharks have been known to attack humans, but three - bull sharks, great whites (pictured) and tiger sharks - are responsible for a great majority of them

Though only a small percentage of 548 known shark species are known to be dangerous, the majority have been reported by three of their shark species: bull sharks, great Whites (pictured) or Tiger Sharks.

The odds of being killed by a shark in the US are more than 3.7 million to 1, according to the ISAF

According to ISAF, the odds of getting killed by sharks in America are greater than 3.7million to 1.

According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), there were 57 unprovoked cases of shark attacks on humans in 2020, down from the 2015-2019 average of 80 per year. 

The low number of shark attacks was partly due to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, it is notable that 10 people were killed by them in 2020. Experts described this as an ‘unusually fatal year’.

Four unprovoked shark-related deaths are the average per year.

Only 2% of all the 548 shark species have attacked humans. However, three shark species – bull sharks (great whites), tiger sharks and great whites – account for the majority.

According to USA Today, the odds of getting killed by sharks in America are greater than 3.7million to 1. USA Today also notes that domestically, bees, dogs and wasps kills more people than sharks.    


This new research sheds light upon the feeding and hunting behavior of sharks including the bull shark. The apex predators have always fascinated and terrified humans.

They have remained the same in their basic form throughout 200 million years.

They are afraid of their teeth, and the great whites can reach two-and-a half inches in length.

The pointed lower jaw teeth are used to impale their prey, where they cut off sections of flesh. The teeth’ serrated edges aid in this process.

The teeth of these patients are fragile and break easily. However, they are also constantly growing and there is an average of 15 rows in their mouth.

Sharks are the most efficient predators on earth. Their basic design has never really changed over the course of 200million years

Sharks are one of the best predators in existence. The basic structure of sharks has not been changed in 200 million years.

It is the fear factor number 2. 

The mako shark can reach speeds of 60 mph and more than humans in water, making them faster than human beings.

Great whites can travel at speeds up to 25 mph. 

5 mph, by comparison, is the fastest human speed.

Bull sharks can often be found near shore in warm waters and are responsible for most shark attacks.  

The size and power that a shark has can also be frightening to us.   

Great white sharks can reach up to 20 feet in length and while they have no taste for humans, even an exploratory bite could be enough to cut one man in half.

Although most sharks will release humans after their first bite, there are times when it takes just one bite to cause death.   

Sharks are far more fearful of humans than we think. One million sharks are killed each year. We often remove their fins for soup, and then throw the remaining sharks back in the sea, where they starve or drown.