Massachusetts sees first shark sighting of the year as it consumes seal
Not at all surprisingly, sharks are back in Massachusetts waters.
According to the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, a group was left in awe this past weekend when they encountered a large great white shark predate a juvenile gray seal on Stellwagen Bank on Cape Cod.
The whale watch company stated that the entire event only lasted around 7 minutes from when they first saw the shark quickly break the surface of the water, in what they think was the initial strike, to when the seal was consumed.
They estimate the shark was more than 12 feet in length.
This is the first eyewitness confirmation of a white shark and predation this season.
Predation events like this are not often sighted and the company stated it is the first time their crew has seen a predation in all of their years on the water.