Watch: Great white shark feasts on seal 'buffet' off Nantucket

Watch: Great white shark feasts on seal 'buffet' off Nantucket
Shark Week looms -- but don’t panic. (Flicker)

Shark Week looms -- but don’t panic. (Flickr)


A great white shark was captured over the weekend feasting on a "seal buffet" off the coast of Nantucket, a popular vacation island off the Massachusetts coast.

The island is popular with the state's moneyed class.

Great white sharks have become more common off the Massachusetts coast in recent years as climate change sends seals into increasingly northern, warmer waters. Sharks feed on seals.

"During one reported sighting, which was filmed Sunday and shared on Twitter by the Nantucket Current, a large group of seals is seen swimming for their lives and scrambling for the shores of Great Point beach as a great white shark thrashes around in the water nearby," the Boston Globe reported.

"A great white shark having an absolute BUFFET at Great Point, #Nantucket on Sunday 🦈 😳," posted Nantucket Current on Twitter over the weekend. "(Warning for the mortal wound to one seal that makes it back to the beach)."

In recent years, humans have also been subject to shark attacks in Northeastern waters, resulting in at least one death off the coast of Maine.

Watch the video below or at this link.

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