A recent shark-seal encounter off Nauset Inlet in Massachusetts that ended with the seal getting away was not the first such episode, and it won’t be the last.
Seals, or pinnipeds, are fairly easy prey for the great whites in deep water, but in this case the seal was close enough to shore and shoaling water to slither away as the shark ran aground.
Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, who regularly observe and tag these voracious predators, this time took photos from above — they got video of a similar escape off Monomoy, Cape Cod, in August 2015.
For a detailed report and photos of the most recent event, visit http://bit.ly/29RS7cS.
Anyone who’s curious about great whites can find photos, videos and stories at atlanticwhiteshark.org.