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‘It’s the circle of life’: Viral video shows shark attacking seal in Bay of Fundy

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WATCH: Viewer discretion is advised. A video recorded on a whale watching boat off St. Andrews, N.B., shows a startling attack on an unlucky seal by a shark. – Aug 26, 2019

A video recorded from the deck of a whale-watching vessel off the coast of New Brunswick offers a glimpse of the shocking speed of a shark as it attacks a seal.

Carol Browne was able to capture the footage as the vessel from Quoddy Link Marine headed back to St. Andrews, N.B., from a day of whale watching on Saturday.

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Browne says the boat was somewhere in the Bay of Fundy when she spotted a group of seals on a rock.

“I was looking through my camera and I saw a big splash and I thought that the big seal jumped into the water, but then I noticed obviously it wasn’t that, and I just kept recording until I got the whole thing,” she told Global News.

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WATCH: A video recorded from the deck of a whale-watching vessel off the coast of New Brunswick offers a glimpse of the shocking speed of a shark as it attacks a seal. Silas Brown has more.

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Viral video shows shark attacking seal in Bay of Fundy – Aug 26, 2019

“The whole thing” is a vicious and bloody attack that sends a group of seals fleeing for safety as one of their own is made into lunch by a shark.

The scene also sent the whale watchers into a tizzy.

“You could hear everybody’s reactions on the boat and everybody just couldn’t believe what they were seeing and of course it’s all a part of nature,” said Browne.

“It’s the circle of life, but it was just very exciting to see. It’s not something that a lot of people get to see first-hand.”

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Memorial University of Newfoundland scientists capture rare Greenland Shark on video – Mar 1, 2018

Browne says she was happy to have caught the entire attack on video and knew that as soon as it happened, it was something she wanted to show people.

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