VIDEO: Shark feeding frenzy in the Outer Banks

Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-14 19:12:33-04

http___makeagif.com__media_10-14-2014_rtJdGNCAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — A recently filmed video captures a shark feeding frenzy in North Carolina.

The video was first posted on Facebook, and then Youtube, by Brian Recker. Brian’s Facebook post said his friend shot the video.

“Donnie Griggs shot this amazing video of the SHARKNADO we saw at Cape Lookout! Not sure what kind exactly they were, but there were over 100 in a feeding frenzy.”

Cape Lookout National Seashore is off the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and runs from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast.

The Youtube description posted by Recker offers more detail. He said the sharks came out around noon on Thursday, Oct. 8.

One of the pastors of One Harbor Church witnessed the shark feeding frenzy while out with men fishing for the evening’s dinner.

The videographer said that you can see more than 100 sharks in the video, attacking a school of blue fish.

“As seagulls and pelicans joined in on the meal, the men began to cast into the surf, catching fish without the use of bait,” Recker wrote. “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 added a disclaimer that Donnie Griggs, the cameraman who captured the footage, is an avid waterman who spearfishes, dives, swims and surfs at Cape Lookout often.

“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.”