Sharks’ Oktoberfest

What is this? The sharks feeding frenzy? Yes, it is true as if they were not satisfied at all. This feeding frenzy occurred at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina, just recently.

Source: youtube, uploaded by Brian Recker on October 9, 2014.

The story goes that the sharks began attacking a school of blue fish. Then, the seagulls and pelicans join in the frenzy for their share of the dinner.

The man who captured this on camera was Donnie Griggs, the story continues. According to youtube’s description of the event, the surrounding beaches of Eastern North Carolina “are extremely safe for swimming and the presence of these sharks and the large schools of fish is actually a sign of a very healthy ecosystem”.

The video has hit 3,762,717 as of October 18, 2014 (Eastern Time – NJ). However, a few people who watched this video on youtube and, in my case, the Facebook, thought that it was an event to worry about, specially if you happened to love swimming in those beaches.

Well, we hope, people will wait for the Advisory from the Cost Guard, or officials managing the beach there, so that they can feel comfortable to swim again. But, in the meantime, I think the best thing to do is wait and see what comes next. Who knows, lots of Sharkies will visit the shore again, specially if there will be lots of blue fish swimming in that area.


2 thoughts on “Sharks’ Oktoberfest

  1. The presence of sharks is an indicator of a healthy or at least partially healthy marine ecosystem. Long we have indulged in self majesty that we neglect to recognize our abuse to what nature can provide and justify our killings of these animals just because so we are humans. That is the most selfish claim anyone can give. The reason why sharks could be there is because they are forced by human arrogance to be there. Their natural habitat were destroyed by human activities that wherever source of food is, that is where they will go.

    • That’s true. We hope more IEC on this regard accompanied by programs and projects that will promote protection and conservation of marine life and their contribution to the ecosystem…

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