Video: Great White Shark Leaps at Researcher on Boat off Wellfleet

WELLFLEET – Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy got quite a surprise while on a recent tagging trip off the Outer Cape.

As Dr. Greg Skomal was watching a nearby shark as a potential tagging subject – the shark jumped up to meet Skomal mid-air.

In the video released by the Conservancy, you can see the shark leap toward Skomal, who was standing on his tagging platform.

Skomal jumped quickly as the shark dropped back in the water and swam away.

The Conservancy said they’re seen white sharks breach before, but one like the breach observed just off Wellfleet is rare.

They said it was a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water.

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