Rooi sien! Moment great white shark rips seal apart off the coast of Cape Cod where the predators are still being spotted despite peak season being over
Though shark season is past its peak, a great white shark was recently spotted off the coast of Massachusetts attacking a seal, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said recently.
The nonprofit organization tweeted an attack that happened near the southern tip of Monomoy Island, an eight-mile stretch of sand that goes southwest from Chatham, Massachusetts.
The attack occurred on November 7 and footage was shot by a male identified as R. Nossa.
The 32-second clip shows the shark going after the seal, with the shark’s dorsal fin briefly breaching the surface of the water.
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A great white shark was recently spotted near Cape Cod, Massachusetts attacking a seal
The video shows the shark going after the seal and the shark’s dorsal fin briefly breaching the surface of the water
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 [wonderlik] white shark activity along the Cape Cod coast,’ the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said
There is a significant amount of thrashing and the water appears to turn red, before the ocean turns calm again.
Great whites are frequent visitors to Cape Cod, routinely visiting the area between August and October, largely due to the area’s warm waters during this time. It’s not unusual for sharks to appear as late as November, but it is not considered the ‘peak,’ according to the AWSC.
In Julie, shark researchers warned that four massive great whites, insluitend a 16 voet, 3,456-pound giant known as Mary Lee were making their way from New York and New Jersey up to Cape Cod.
As much of the footage from this video is underwater, it’s unclear if any of the four great whites were involved in the attack.
Separately in July, navorsers 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.
There has been a rise in both seal and shark populations in recent years, due to conservancy efforts, Volgens Lewende Wetenskap.
In Mei, a study gevind that there were nearly 300 great whites living off the California coast, 'n styging van 35 persent in 10 jare.
Given the population boost, there has been a rise in great white sightings off the coast of New England, with some occurring as little as 10 feet from the shore, the news outlet added.
Egter, when looked at holistically, one-third of all shark and ray species are ‘threatened with extinction’ due to overfishing, volgens a study published in September.
Die bevindinge, 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.
Despite the rise in great white shark population and sightings in recent memory, the number of attacks on humans has stayed fairly constant.
Just over two percent of the known 548 species of sharks have been known to attack humans, but three – bull sharks, great whites (op die foto) and tiger sharks – are responsible for a great majority of them
The odds of being killed by a shark in the US are more than 3.7 miljoen aan 1, according to the ISAF
Volgens die International Shark Attack File (ISAF), daar was 57 unprovoked cases of shark attacks on humans in 2020, down from the 2015-2019 average of 80 per jaar.
Despite the low figure, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 people died from shark attacks in 2020, the highest figure since 2013, something experts described as ‘an unusually deadly year.’
The average of unprovoked shark-related fatalities is four per year.
Just over two percent of the known 548 species of sharks have been known to attack humans, but three – bull sharks, great whites and tiger sharks – are responsible for a great majority of them.
HOE HAaie HULLE RUTLOSE REPUTASIE VERDIEN HET
As a new study sheds light on the hunting and feeding behavior of sharks, including the dangerous bull shark, these apex predators have long terrified and fascinated humans at the same time.
Hul basiese ontwerp het in die loop van 200 miljoen jaar nooit regtig verander nie en word beskou as ingewikkeld en intelligent.
Hul tande is vreesfaktor nommer een, met die groot wit se tande wat tot twee en 'n half sentimeter lank word.
Hulle prooi is aan die spits tande van die onderkaak gespits waar hulle dele van die vlees wegsien. Die getande rande van die tande help met hierdie proses.
Hul tande is bros en breek gedurig af, maar groei ook voortdurend en gemiddeld is dit daar 15 rye tande op een slag in die mond voorkom.
Haaie is die doeltreffendste roofdiere op aarde. Hul basiese ontwerp het in die loop van 200 miljoen jaar nooit regtig verander nie
Hulle spoed is vreesfaktor nommer twee.
Hulle is baie vinnig in die water in vergelyking met mense, met die mako-haai wat 'n ongelooflike 60 km / u in bars kan bereik.
Die groot wit kan spoed van 25 km / u bereik.
Ter vergelyking, 5mph is die vinnigste wat 'n mens kan bereik.
Bull sharks, commonly found in warm waters, are likely responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including biting other species.
'N Haai se krag en grootte vrees ons, ook.
Die grootwithaai kan tot 20 voete en hoewel dit geen besondere smaak vir mense het nie, is selfs 'n verkennende byt genoeg om 'n man in die helfte te sny.
Die meeste haaie laat 'n mens vry na sy eerste hap, maar soms, dit is al wat nodig is om 'n persoon dood te maak.
Egter, haaie het baie meer rede om bang te wees vir mense. Ons vermoor tot 'n miljoen van hulle per jaar, sny dikwels net hul vinne af om sop te maak en gooi die res van die haai weer in die water, waar dit honger ly of verdrink.