Great White Shark Rips Apart Seal in Front of Tourists in Violent Video: 'Don't Get Eaten'

A video has emerged showing the moment a great white shark ripped apart a seal in front of tourists in Canada, in the third such attack in the past month.

The violent incident unfolded as the Jolly Breeze Tall Ship sight-seeing vessel passed near Green's Point Lighthouse in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.

The Jolly Breeze St. Andrews company, which runs whale watching and sightseeing trips from the town of St. Andrews, shared a video of the encounter alongside the caption ""THIS JUST HAPPENED!!"

Boat Captain Theophilos Tsagkaris captured the footage as he was steering the tall ship.

A passenger can be heard screaming as the predator tears into the seal, turning the water red with blood.

Someone else can be heard saying: "He's killing him." Another yells "oh my God!" as predator and prey flail in the water.

"Wow, wow that was cool!" captain Tsagkaris says in the footage.

"We scared those poor seals. I even said 'don't get eaten,' that was my fault," one passenger joked.

"We're just looking at the seals and another awesome shark attack," Tsagkaris tells someone over a radio system.

According to the company, this is the third case of seals being preyed on at the rookery, each two weeks apart. Two were spotted by the Jolly Breeze team and the other by Quoddy Link Marine, another whale-watching and nature specialist cruise in St. Andrews.

Similarly, footage shot by a Quoddy Link passenger on August 24 shows a frenzy of fins and blood in the water.

Following the attack on 16 August seen by the Jolly Breeze, crew member Erika Head told CTV: "Passengers were just watching seals laying on the rock and all of a sudden we saw fins."

"I was really shocked I wasn't expecting to see that, but it was really fascinating that I got to see that," she said.

Nicole Leavitt-Kennedy, a senior marine biologist at Island Quest Whale Watching said her crew saw the end of the attack.

"They did have a large 12-15-foot great white shark that was essentially eating a seal off of one of our seal rocks," she said.

Leavitt-Kennedy explained six types of sharks inhabit the Bay of Fundy: white sharks, basking sharks, blue sharks, porbeagles, threshers and makos.

Jolly Breeze owner Joanne Carney told the broadcaster they have seen a rise in great white shark sighting in the past half a decade, after a ten-year-long lull.

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