CAPE COD, Mass., April 13 (UPI) — A Massachusetts man captured helicopter footage of a large group of seals resting on the shore of a beach in Cape Cod.
Aaron Knight shared video of the horde of seals to Facebook and jokingly estimated that there must have been 18 trillion seals along the coast.
“I couldn’t believe it. I turned around and started taking video on my phone because it was just miles and miles of insanity,” Knight wrote in the comments. “It used to be pockets of separate harems. Now it’s just a continuous glut of blubber.”
According to CBS Los Angeles, experts at the Center for Coastal Studies said that the seals have likely taken to the shore to escape great white sharks that have been seen in the water near the beach.