September 19

Watch Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape Cod

first_img Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida Thanks to a drone, scientists have captured the first-ever footage of an interaction between two great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.The video, posted by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Twitter on Tuesday, shows a smaller white shark approach and make contact with a larger white shark in waters off Chatham. The larger white shark left the area quickly after the interaction.“Based on scarring patterns and wounds, we know the white sharks off Cape Cod frequently bite each other. However, until this video was shot, we had never actually witnessed any kind of social interaction,” said Gregory Skomal, program manager and senior scientist at Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.According to Skomal, researchers are now examining the footage “more closely” to determine if the interaction was part of aggressive and/or defensive behavior, or associated with mating.Statement from @MassDMF’s Dr. Greg Skomal on yesterday’s shark interaction.— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) July 9, 2019Last month, researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries confirmed at least nine sightings of great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod Bay.Most of the sharks measured up to 12 feet long. One of them was “Ashley Grace,” a previously tagged white shark.(Photo Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)Scientists were doing field work with the help of a spotter pilot on Cape Cod Bay to gather numbers and look at shark hunting and feeding habits. They hope that gathered information will help keep people in the Cape safer.More on Entire Shark Gets Swallowed During Deep-Sea Feeding FrenzyDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years LaterWatch: Drone Captures Shark ‘Stalking’ Unsuspecting Surfers at Australian Beach Stay on targetlast_img

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