Great White Shark Caught Breaching Off Wellfleet

Great white shark breaches at feet of startled scientist'Did you see that

"Whoa, holy crap! It jumped right out of the water!"

Greg Skomal, a marine fisheries biologist at Martha's Vineyard Research Station, recently experienced a once-in-a-lifetime event when a shark leapt out of the water with its jaws wide open, inches from his arm.

The conservancy also recently shared a photo of a white shark swimming near some surfers off Lecount Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Thursday. It opened its mouth right at my feet...

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He said: "Did you see that?"

The conservancy aren't the only researchers to be left gob-smacked by the wild and potentially unsafe behaviour of sharks.

A camera on the shark research vessel captured the startling moment. Luckily, he happened to be just out of reach for the shark.

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An aerial image of a great white shark off of Truro, August 7, 2018.

Great white sharks eat 11 tons of food a year while the average human eats closer to half a ton of food each year.

In a statement, the conservancy said: "While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they're certainly possible".

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Two Cape Cod beaches were closed to swimmers Tuesday afternoon because at least one great white shark continues to lurk offshore of the Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard Beach, according to Cape Cod National Seashore and Truro officials. "This is a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water".

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