18th Great White of 2014 Tagged off Chatham, MA

White shark feeding on a grey seal off Monomoy Island. Photo/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Wayne Davis
White shark feeding on a grey seal off Monomoy Island. Photo/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Wayne Davis
Aerial photo of the research vessel and white shark off Chatham. Photo/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Wayne Davis
Aerial photo of the research vessel and white shark off Chatham. Photo/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Wayne Davis

Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program reported on Facebook that his team tagged its 18th great white of the season on October 28.

“Yesterday was truly a remarkable day,” Skomal writes. “We tagged our 18th white shark of the season, which surpasses our record of 17 white sharks tagged in 2012. But the highlight of the day was seeing a very large white shark prey on a seal right behind our boat. Although we know it happens, not many people have actually witnessed this incredibly powerful event. What a spectacular way to close out our five-month sampling season!”