WATCH: Shark Jumps At Fishing Boat in Orleans

ORLEANS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Amid an increase in shark sightings in Cape Cod, recent footage captured a shark jumping out of the water at a fishing boat.

 

A family that was fishing off Rock Harbor in Orleans caught a fish and was reeling it in when a Great White shark leaped out of the water to grab it, according to the Associated Press.

The footage was taken by Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who was aboard the boat.

Officials have reported a spike in the shark sightings in recent weeks, which appears to be because of a growing gray seal population.

Increase In Shark Sightings Leaves Officials Looking For Solutions
Increase In Shark Sightings Leaves Officials Looking For Solutions
Officials say a recent increase in seals is attracting more Great Whites. A new proposal suggests loudspeakers could help alert Cape Cod swimmers when a shark is nearby.

The increase in sharks has also led to some beach closures on Cape Cod.

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