Shark feeding frenzy in North Carolina


This video says about itself:

Rare Shark Feeding Frenzy in North Carolina

On Thursday, October 9 [2014] at around noon, while at a retreat at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina, the leaders of One Harbor Church witnessed a shark feeding frenzy. The men were out fishing for the evening’s dinner when they stumbled across more than 100 sharks attacking a school of bluefish. As seagulls and pelicans joined in on the meal, the men began to cast into the surf, catching fish without the use of bait. For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury.

eNature Blog in the USA writes about this:

Amazing Video Shows Shark Feeding Frenzy In The Surf Off North Carolina Beach

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by eNature

Several species of shark, including the popular blacktip that frequents the coastal waters of Virginia and the Carolinas during the summer, can be clearly seen literally on the beach in a feeding frenzy video posted to YouTube last week.

The video, posted by user Brian Recker, shows sharks feasting on a school of smaller fish, most likely bluefish, in shallow water at North Carolina’s Cape Lookout National Seashore.

While it’s not uncommon on East Coast beaches to find schools of small fish in the surf when they are chased up on the beach by predators, most observers encounter bluefish chasing smaller fish such as herring or mullet. It IS uncommon to see bluefish as the prey being chased—and sharks so exposed on the beach.

Here is another video on this.

9 thoughts on “Shark feeding frenzy in North Carolina

    • Thanks for your reblog!

      The maker of the video says:

      “We want it to be clear that Cape Lookout and the surrounding beaches of Eastern North Carolina are extremely safe for swimming. The presence of these sharks and large schools of fish is actually a sign of a very healthy ecosystem.”

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      • But that doesn’t explain why they are nearly on shore feeding. Sharks don’t normally come in that close. Definitely not for that period of time, it’s indicative of something larger.

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        • Hi, I found this:

          Nancy Fish, with the state Division of Marine Fisheries, said it’s a migratory season for fish, which can lead to shark activity closer to shore.

          “October especially is our biggest fishing month,” said Fish. “The fish are moving. They’re migrating. There’s lots of bait out in the water for prey species like the sharks.”

          Fish added that it’s not uncommon to have a increased activity by the species at this time of year.

          http://wunc.org/post/masses-sharks-near-shore-carolina-coast

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          • Increased activity on shore though? I dunno — that part is a little iffy. I’ve lived off the Atlantic ocean near a fishermen’s point, but when they threw the fish back in sharks appear close to shore. *Shakes head.* Shark noted beach.

            I suppose the type of shark, different behavior.

            But I will read the link, let’s see.

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