Greg Skomal, a marine fisheries biologist at Martha’s Winery Analysis Station, not too long ago skilled a once-in-a-lifetime occasion when a shark leapt out of the water with its jaws extensive open, inches from his arm.
A shark he noticed throughout a current tagging journey breached the water and jumped up with its jaws open. It occurred as Skomal stood on the prolonged bow of a analysis vessel.
Skomal, the highest shark skilled within the Bay State, has encountered quite a few sharks whereas working on the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries, a division of the state’s Division of Fish & Sport. However even this occasion shocked him.
MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK FILMED JUST FEET AWAY FROM OBLIVIOUS PADDLE BOARDER
“Did you see that? Did you see that?” he says in a video posted to Fb, as he instantly returns to in search of the shark.
In an announcement, the conservancy mentioned: “Whereas encounters like this one are uncommon, this video exhibits that they are definitely doable.”
The video has gone viral, having been seen greater than 340,000 occasions.
“Whereas out on analysis journeys, we have seen white sharks breach and we have obtained a number of stories of breaching white sharks this yr from fishermen and boaters,” the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy wrote in a caption on its Fb web page.
The caption continued: “Whereas encounters like this one are uncommon, this video exhibits that they’re definitely doable. White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals. It is a good reminder of the significance of not changing into complacent and at all times staying vigilant when in or on the water.”
GREAT WHITE SHARK ATTACKS SEAL OFF MASSACHUSETTS COAST AS SURFERS SCRAMBLE TO SHORE, VIDEO SHOWS
Shark sightings and movies have seen a rise in curiosity in current weeks, after The Discovery Channel held its widespread “Shark Week” late final month.
Video of the biggest nice white ever captured on movie, a 20-foot shark dubbed “Deep Blue,” resurfaced final week.
Individually in Massachusetts, an awesome white shark, estimated to be 15-feet in size, attacked a seal in Cape Cod, sending surfers scrambling to shore.
The Related Press and Fox Information’ Madeleine Farber contributed to this report. Comply with Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia