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Video captures shark leaping from water near Cape Cod

08 August, 2018, 05:24 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Biologist Greg Skomal had a great white shark snap at his feet off the coast of Wellfleet MA

A shark he spotted during a recent tagging trip breached the water and jumped up with its jaws open.

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries researcher Dr. Greg Skomal got the shock of his life when a shark almost took a bite out of him as he stood at the bow of a boat outside Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

The boat's captain can be heard saying, "Holy crap!"

The video was filmed off the coast of MA and shared on Facebook by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy about 16 hours ago.

"Did you see that?"

"While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they're certainly possible", wrote the conservancy while sharing the terrifying video.

A biologist attempting to observe a great white shark ended up getting a little too close for comfort. In this case, Skomal was trying to record video of the shark as part of the five-year shark population study he's conducting in association with the AWSC.

Fognini beats del Potro in Los Cabos final
After dropping the first three games, Fognini fought back and used his forehand to push Argentina's Del Potro behind the baseline. In their third meeting, in the qualifying for the Italian Open in 2007, Fognini won by virtue of a del Potro retirement.

The group called it a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water.

Another referenced the movie Jaws, writing, "gonna need a bigger boat".

The Boston Globe identified the man who was just inches from the shark's mouth as a MA state biologist named Greg Skomal.

The conservancy is near the end of a five-year study of sharks near the MA coast.

An Instagram model also learned the hard way about unpredictable shark behaviour.

Her injuries were minor but she was left with permanent scarring to her arm.

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