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Cape Cod seal narrowly escapes shark's mid-air chomp

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(Atlantic White Shark Conservancy photo) (Atlantic White Shark Conservancy photo)

As the shark sightings continue to increase along Cape Cod, MA, so are the recordings.

Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries captured one taking a shot at a seal on Monday.

Skomal, who was also working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, said he took the footage near Monomoy.

It shows a shark breaching the water to snag the seal. However, the crafty seal managed the avoid the shark's jaws in mid-air.

See the video here.

White shark sightings have become common place along the Cape Cod coastline.

Last week, officials closed Nauset Light and Coast Guard beaches after a shark chomped on and spit out a seal.

A family from Burlington, CT said they snapped a few photos of one up in Provincetown last week.

Researchers said there have been more than a dozen great white shark sightings this month alone. They said the animals are simply following one of their main food sources, seals.

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