Woman Killed by Shark May Have Been Mistaken for Seal

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Published on 29 Jul 2020, 23:00
There’s been a steady increase in the seal population along the Northeast due to a federal law that bars the slaughter of marine mammals. Experts believe a recent shark attack off the coast of Maine may have been the result of a shark mistaking the victim, who was wearing a black wetsuit, for a seal. Julie Holowach was vacationing with her family and went for an afternoon swim with her daughter when she attacked from below, killing her. Shark attacks are extremely rare - 37 million to 1 odds.