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Warning, graphic content: Rare glimpse of white shark predation

Raw video: Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to include close-up images of the great white shark seal kill about 100 metres from the beach off Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Rare video footage captures the moment a shark attacks a seal off the coast of Cape Cod, turning the water red.

The video, which was posted on YouTube by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, shows a research vessel approaching the shark. When the researchers the reach of the predator, launched the bloody attack on the seal.

“The research team took these close-up images of a seal predation in clear water approximately 100 metres from the beach off Wellfleet, MA,” explained the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a post on the YouTube video.

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The video gives a rarely seen window into the world of the Atlantic white shark in Cape Cod waters,” he said.

Sharks are in the spotlight at the moment. Last week, a shark bit a Texas man, who was rushed to the hospital. Last month two children were bitten by sharks from Atlantique Beach and Sailors Still in Long Island.

Terrifying footage recently showed a great white shark swimming just metres away from a paddle-boarder from a Cape Cod beach.

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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this article.

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