GRAPHIC IMAGES: Shark attacks seal, turns water red

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

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

“The research team recorded this close up footage of a seal predation in clear water about 100 yards from the beach off Wellfleet, MA,” explained the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, in a post accompanying the YouTube video.

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The video provides a “rarely seen window into the world of the Atlantic white shark in Cape Cod water,” it said.

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

Terrifying images recently showed a great white shark swimming just feet away from a paddle boarder off a Cape Cod beach.

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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this article.

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