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It’s summer season in Massachusetts, and also you all know what which means: It’s shark photograph and video season, pals!! Fins protruding within the waves. Nice whites chowing down on ocean mammals. Mutilated carcasses and blood-bathed currents so far as the iPhone can see.
Whenever you see a “content material warning” from the likes of the varied accounts devoted to each very important shark advocacy and shark gore, you understand it’s gonna be good.
Living proof: This video making the rounds this week of, nicely, 50 p.c of a seal. Don’t click on on this video if the quantity that these actually-pretty-dangerous-up-close animals appear like cuddly canines means you don’t wish to see one devoured by one in all nature’s most terrifying predators. Nevertheless, for those who’re not squeamish about seeing seal anatomy post-predation, that is Mom Nature at her most brutally lovely. We warned you, as did MA Sharks, the nom du tweet of New England Aquarium shark skilled John Chisholm.
Video from Maine capturing the after results of a white shark predation on a sea.
‼️WARNING‼️ earlier than you click on via, be ready, graphic content material.https://t.co/aZNPbLXB83 pic.twitter.com/NPrLV4ICkq
— MA Sharks 🦈 (@MA_Sharks) July 7, 2022
That is solely the newest, and gained’t be the final, of the style. One of many joys of seaside season round right here—a spice that provides just a bit one thing further to these journeys to the shore—is the air of hazard you get ever time you dip a toe within the Atlantic off the Cape. You possibly can monitor shark actions and assess the relative danger of being eaten alive by way of smartphone app. Very enjoyable stuff certainly.
All this shark exercise is, in case you didn’t know, a extremely good signal that conservation efforts are working as meant (and, as we’re obliged to remind you, shark assaults on people, whereas definitely not inconceivable, are nonetheless very, very uncommon).
With that in thoughts, be at liberty to benefit from the carnage. Secure at dwelling, you may watch the motion unfolding within the waves on social media. Listed here are a few of our favorites that Chisholm and others have sourced from beachgoers and boaters alike up to now this yr:
A shark necropsy in Barnstable:
Timelapse video of a necropsy on a juvenile white shark that washed up on Sandy Neck in Barnstable yesterday. @shellspc @GregSkomal @sharkager @MassDFG @A_WhiteShark @CenterOceanLife pic.twitter.com/TWhEC9cRWD
— MA Sharks 🦈 (@MA_Sharks) July 6, 2022
A bloody snack off Nauset:
Shark having dinner off Nauset Spit final night time (📹: Kim Reilly) @MA_Sharks 🦈 pic.twitter.com/NpxrjfM8lO
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) July 5, 2022
A humpback buffet off Nantucket:
🦈 🍽 Dinner is served for the nice white sharks round #Nantucket‼️
This one and at the very least three others have been noticed feeding on the carcass of a useless humpback whale that was found in Madaket Harbor earlier this week.
Video by way of Brooks Robbie pic.twitter.com/dbPwdp6tPZ
— Nantucket Present (@ACKCurrent) June 2, 2022
Yet one more unfortunate seal, additionally off Nantucket:
One other angle of the nice white shark searching a seal at Nice Level, simply off #Nantucket.
Watch the seal go airborne‼️
Video by Heather Unruh. pic.twitter.com/CPkrpJOgHI
— Nantucket Present (@ACKCurrent) Could 30, 2022
Keep tuned. There’ll certainly be extra.
And for these conserving monitor at dwelling, Shark Week 2022 begins July 24.