An avid fisherman captured this incredible footage at Cape Lookout National Seashore off North Carolina of over 100 sharks in a massive feeding frenzy, throwing themselves on to the beach, and ravaging bluefish.
The Cape Lookout National Seashore is reported as an extremely healthy and thriving ecosystem, as well as a very safe place for swimmers and beach goers. This footage, while insane, does NOT contradict that. Just because there are sharks in the water it doesn’t mean it’s not safe for you to swim, it just means you need to be cautious. For instance: don’t enter the water in the midst of a massive bait ball feeding frenzy, instead hang back and film it like this guy.
On Thursday, October 8 at around noon, while at a retreat at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the Crystal 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 blue fish. 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. Donnie Griggs, the cameraman who captured the footage, is an avid waterman who spearfishes, dives, swims and surfs at Cape Lookout often. 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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