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Apr 13, 2016 9:20 PM

'A continuous blubber buffet for the great whites' says pilot after seal discovery on Cape Cod

CAPE COD, Mass. — Pilot Aaron Knight took a flight over Monomoy Island just southwest of Chatham, Cape Cod on Sunday and said he saw "18 trillion seals" along the 8-mile coastline.

Knight told the Boston Globe he had never seen so many seals since he’s been watching them over the past few years. The seals were lying in a continuous line stretching as far as the eye could see.

“They used to be in harems and small chunks dotted down the beach, but this year…it’s just astonishing,” he told the Globe. “It’s an infinite forever stretch of seals.”

Being a pilot for 10 years, Knight often flies over the coast to see the seals, but has never seen so many all at one time before.

Seals are a favorite food for great white sharks who have been known to visit parts of Cape Cod in the past.

“It’s a continuous blubber buffet for the great whites,” Knight told the Globe.

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