An awesome white shark ripped a seal aside off the coast of Maine on Thursday, as researchers reminded folks to keep away from maimed seals if they arrive throughout the injured prey.
The white shark bit the seal in half off Pemaquid Point in Bristol, in keeping with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app and from a spotter on the scene.
“Video from Maine capturing the after effects of a white shark predation on a seal,” the MA Sharks Twitter account, run by native shark professional John Chisholm, posted on Thursday. “!! WARNING !! before you click thru, be prepared, graphic content.”
“If you encounter a scene like this please do not touch the seal,” Chisholm wrote on Facebook.
“Besides interfering with the sharks meal, marine mammals are protected and it is illegal to touch, or move them without authorization,” Chisholm added.
Video from Maine capturing the after results of a white shark predation on a sea.
‼️WARNING‼️ earlier than you click on through, be ready, graphic content material.https://t.co/aZNPbLXB83 pic.twitter.com/NPrLV4ICkq
— MA Sharks 🦈 (@MA_Sharks) July 7, 2022
A couple of different shark sightings have been reported up north this week, together with a white shark approaching a sailboat off of Kennebunkport.
Also, a tagged 12-foot white shark pinged off Harpswell’s Bailey Island, the place a girl was killed by a shark two years in the past. It was the state’s first reported lethal shark assault in its historical past.