The Inertia

The ocean is a place that we all like to play. But there is a tax collector, no doubt. He wears a grey suit and comes at the most inopportune times. Meaning, we never know when. The joy and pure fun we get from riding waves makes it all worth it, though. Because getting bit by a shark is not dissimilar to getting struck by lightning. The chances are low. Like, very low (about one in 17 million, to be exact). But when it does happen, it’s said that it often happens because sharks mistake surfers for their number-one food group: seals. It’s a brutal reality, really. And that reality was caught on film (not recently, but still interesting nonetheless). This footage depicts the constant chase that is shark and seal – and the result when a great white is successful.


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