Advertisement

Outer Banks shark feeding frenzy captured on video

Fishermen at Cape Lookout National Shore were treated to the sight of more than 100 sharks feeding in the surf.

By
Gabrielle Levy
Sharks feed at Cape Lookout National Shore on the Outer Banks, N.C., on Oct. 8. (YouTube/Donnie Griggs)
Sharks feed at Cape Lookout National Shore on the Outer Banks, N.C., on Oct. 8. (YouTube/Donnie Griggs)

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A cameraman captured an extraordinary sight earlier this month when more than 100 sharks went on a feeding frenzy on the shoreline in the Outer Banks.

Donnie Griggs, an avid waterman who regularly dives, swims and fishes at Cape Lookout, posted a video showing the blacktip sharks attacking a school of bluefish in the surf.

Advertisement

"As seagulls and pelicans joined in on the meal, the men began to cast into the surf, catching fish without the use of bait," wrote Brian Recker, who posted Griggs' video to YouTube. "For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury."

Recker said swimmers had nothing to fear from the large number of sharks, nor their proximity to the beach.

"We want it to be clear that Cape Lookout and the surrounding beaches of Eastern North Carolina are extremely safe for swimming," Recker wrote. "The presence of these sharks and large schools of fish is actually a sign of a very healthy ecosystem."

The video, which has more than 100,000 page views, went viral after it caught the attention of the Shark Week Facebook page.

Advertisement

Latest Headlines