Shocking moment a great white devours a seal in front of Alcatraz tourists – the first time a shark has been seen in the San Francisco Bay since 1959

Written by Gayne Young on October 12, 2015

By Gayne C. Young

No wonder prisoners never made it off the island.

A group of tourists spotted something off Alcatraz Island that hasn’t been seen there in decades.

A great white shark.

And better yet, they got to see it chowing down on a seal.

David McGuire, Director of the San Francisco-based shark conservation group Shark Stewards and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences said he believes the shark spotted Saturday and captured on the video below measured between 8 to 10 feet.

“This is the first recorded predation event I know in the San Francisco Bay,” he said in a statement.

Watch the video below.


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