VIDEO: Great White Shark Bites Boat During Fishing Trip In Florida
By Zuri Anderson
January 29, 2021
A fishing trip in Florida had an unexpected guest join: a great white shark.
According to ClickOrlando, Erika Almond was fishing with several friends about 65 miles south-southwest of Tampa Bay in 200 feet of water. That's when an aquatic visitor showed up, and Almond caught the event on video.
Photos and videos posted to Facebook show the shark close to the boat, trying to bite at its motor multiple times. The shark is even shown rolling on its back in the water with its mouth open.
“Seriously one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had offshore! We had a 14-16 foot Great White shark circle our boat, bite the motors and the boat, and roll on its back for about two to three hours! 65 miles offshore in the gulf. No words," Almond wrote in the post.
She said the the creature did this for about two or three hours. A photo also shows one of Almond's friends reaching out to touch the shark.
“The white sharks are migrating right now to Florida’s warmer waters and their population is definitely growing, which is good for the ocean,” Dr. Robert Hueter, director of the Center for Shark Research told reporters.
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