Seal in Shark Waters: Swims for Safety in Shark Cage

Seal in Shark Waters: Swims for Safety in Shark Cage

A shark cage is meant to keep divers, or often snorkelers, safe from the sharks. But a seal had other thoughts as it swam in safety from the Great White Shark, swimming just outside.

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The cage only gave brief safety for the seal, as it quickly decided to swim out in the other end. All of this was caught on film by Craig Paisley, who was inside the cage as the Seal swam into safety.

How we Usually see Sharks

Shark breaching the water in hunt for seal

A usual Shark and Seal encounter - Photo: Sergey Uryadnikov

The Great White Shark usually attacks seals by swimming up fast from the deep, resulting in a surprise attack and a splendid view from the surface.

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Torben Lonne

Torben is a top skilled PADI MSDT instructor. He has worked several years with scuba diving in Indonesia and Thailand - and dived most of his life in most of the world.He is also the co-founder and chief-editor of DIVE.in you can always catch him here torben@dive.in

3 Comments

  1. Ron

    I love this. Seal is smart, using whatever is around to get some cover. If sharks can learn to leap into the air to grab seals, and orca can spin up the beach to grab food, seals seem like they are figuring it out too. Jump in with the neoprene guys and hope for the best. Adaption.

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    • Martin Jonson

      Survival by adaption! You are right Ron this is how seals adapt and survives in water. But he’s a big guy to get stuck on the way out.

    • Torben Lonne

      Hi Ron & Martin

      Yes it’s really amazing to see how the seal reacts and avoids a dangerous situation. I’d take the neoprene guys over the shark as well.
      Thanks for commenting.

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