Great White Shark Snacks On Seal Carcass Off Massachusetts Coast, As Family Films From Boat (VIDEO)
A tuna fishing expedition turned unexpectedly dramatic Wednesday morning when a Rhode Island family found itself the inadvertant audience of a great white shark's breakfast buffet.
Peter Mottur, a Portsmouth, R.I., native, and his wife, Debbie, children Abigail and Charlie and mother, Libby, were hanging out on their boat around 8:30 a.m. when they spotted the shark near the south tip of Monomoy Island, off Chatham, Mass., only a few hundred feet off the beach.
As Mottur maneuvered his craft closer, the group observed a dead, gray seal floating in the bay with a fin circling it. Family members whipped out their cameras and managed to capture the ensuing meal with both still and video images recorded over a 10-minute span.
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