Seal makes great escape from great white shark

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CAPE COD, Mass. (WPRI) — A great white hunting in the waters off Cape Cod had to look elsewhere for his lunch, after a seal managed to escape.

The below video – shot by Dr. Greg Skomal with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries – shows a great white leap out of the water while trying to snatch and eat a seal.

The shark failed and the seal got away.

Scientists said it was the first known natural breach documented off the Cape.

A few days earlier, another seal wasn’t as lucky.

Skomal and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy work to tag and track great white activity. Scientists said Monday was another busy day, as they tagged another two 12-foot great whites in Cape waters. They also tagged another two last week.

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