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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)
MONOMOY, MA (WFSB) -

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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