Great White Shark Leaps From Water, Steals Fishermen's Catch

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 16, 2017Updated: August 18, 20171,193,438 views
Published: August 16, 2017Updated: August 18, 2017

This is an impressive footage of a great white shark chasing bait in front of a diving cage off the coast of Gansbaai in South Africa. The video, captured on October 2, shows the huge shark breaching after brushing the cage. The great white shark has no known natural predators other than, on very rare occasion, the killer whale. The great white shark is arguably the world's largest known extant macro-predatory fish, and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. Watch this incredible moment when the terrifying great white shark bursts through the water to snatch a bait right next to a dive cage.

The activity of being lowered into the sea in a protective steel cage in order to view sharks or other dangerous sea creatures at close range is called shark tourism, which is a form of eco-tourism rooted in having communities appreciate that local shark species are more valuable alive than dead. Instead of opting for a one time economic benefit of harvesting sharks for their body parts, communities are made to assist interested tourists who may want to see live sharks.

This amazing video shows the shark up-close as it tears the bait set up by spotters. This is about as up-close and personal anyone without a death wish should get to a great white shark. A group of charter boat fishermen aboard the Stunmai II in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, hooked a bit more than they bargained for on August 12, as a great white shark leap from the water, snapping up their catch. Fishermen on two of the Stunmai’s charters dropped lines in the water hoping to reel in striped bass, but were surprised to see two great white sharks get to their catches before they could. Shark sightings are not unusual in this region, according to a post the uploader made to Facebook where they claimed that sightings often happen at least once per day, if not more.

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      Nimunik · 30 weeks ago

      Is it necessary to jam fingers into the gills of fish you're releasing?

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      Fishingmaven · 3 weeks ago

      No one put any fingers in a fishes gills that was holding the fish by the mouth, not a gill