Woah. That was a close call today for Dr. Greg Skomal and the folks at the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory. While out on a mission to tag great whites off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, one almost tagged Dr. Skomal.
Check out this video. It’s crazy!
While out on research trips, we’ve seen white sharks breach and we’ve received multiple reports of breaching white sharks this year from fishermen and boaters. While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they’re certainly possible. White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals. This is a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water.
Dr. Skomal and his team have tagged eight great whites off of Cape Cod this season.