Watch a video of shark predation off Pochet in Orleans

A beachgoer filmed the great white shark hunting a seal from shore.

An Orleans beachgoer filmed a great white shark predation off Pochet near Nauset Public Beach in Orleans Friday evening.

The shark’s exposed dorsal and caudal fins circled shallow waters before a pool of blood formed around the thrashing white. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared the video on their Facebook page Saturday, courtesy Lara Bone.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said the great white was hunting a seal, and they could not determine the size of the shark from the video, which was taken from shore.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared a second video of a great white off Marconi beach in Wellfleet Sunday morning taken Friday around 6:50 p.m., according to the Facebook post.


“We don’t often see sharks with their dorsal and caudal fins out of the water,” the Atlantic White Conservancy wrote. The video was captured from shore by Casey Klurfeld.

Friday’s sightings come during the height of great white shark season off Cape Cod, which extends through October. There have been multiple sightings and beach closures this month.