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Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Watch a Great White Shark Leap From the Sea in Pursuit of a Seal

Aug 19, 2015

Great white sharks are known as the predators of the sea, but new video shows how sometimes they can be outrun.

In a video released by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy this week, a seal dramatically jumps out of the water off Cape Cod to escape attack by a great white shark. In the end, the seal escapes.

“We had never seen a breach out of water before,” AWSC President Cynthia Wigren told ABC News. “It was pretty incredible to see.”

Sharks have captured increased attention this summer after a series of highly-publicized attacks on humans.

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