Incredible Footage of Sharks Leaping Out the Water

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Do you know what is indisputably awesome, even for those language-sticklers who claim you can only use awesome “in its original sense”? Great white sharks jumping out of the water to eat seals.

image credit: Discovery UK

An 11.5-foot shark jumped 8 feet out of the water and caught air for more than a second. Doing the math, they estimate that the sharks get up to speeds of almost 10 meters a second.

Using the data of how high the sharks jumped, they were able to calculate how fast they were moving.Most shark attacks on the seals occurred where the bottom depth of the water was 26-30 meters.

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It is difficult to get a feel for the actual size by just watching them on a screen so seeing them in real like would really put things in perspective.

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SOURCEtheatlantic
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