Shivering moment, a 15ft white shark attacks a seal just meters from a whale boat that makes tourists shout as the sea turns red with blood
- Video shows a great white shark attacking a seal while tourists look shocked
- The water at New Brunswick, Canada, turns red when the seal is lashed
- It is the third time that crews on the boat see seals being attacked
- The travel agency posted the video that was viewed more than 25,000 times
Tourists continued to scream after a 15ft white shark attacked a seal just meters from their boat to spot whales, making the sea red with blood.
Video footage captured by the captain of the boat Theophilos Tsagkaris shows the predator dragging its prey from the Green & # 39; s Point lighthouse in New Brunswick, Canada.
Tour organizer Jolly Breeze Tall Ship posted the video on their Facebook page and said it was the third time they saw a seal attacking a shark – including two incidents in a two-week period.
A seal is pulled by a great white shark from New Brunswick, Canada while a tour boat is watching
Images of the attack have been seen more than 26,000 times since it was posted online by the tour operator.
Nicole Leavitt-Kennedy, a marine biologist for Island Quest Whale Watching, told CTV: & # 39; They had a large 12-15-foot white shark that essentially ate a seal from one of our seal rocks. & # 39;
She explained that there are different types of sharks in the area, including large whites, giant sharks and blue sharks.
And while seeing attacks on seals and other animals is not an everyday event, she says they are not rare.
She added: & # 39; I'm not going to say they are as normal as you would see them every time you go out to the ocean – but they are there. & # 39;
A quieter moment for a tour boat that saw a seal attacked by a great white shark
Tourist Carrie Wynn Coan wrote on the Facebook thread that she was on the boat just before this attack.
She said: & We have viewed the same seals, poor thing! There have been several major white attacks on seals in this area. Forbidden to swim! & # 39;
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