Huge Great White Shark Breaches Water To Bite Man Standing On a Bow
When out at sea, we might expect to see various kinds of animals. We might see fish, dolphins, or even a shark. However, to see a great white shark is a rare occurrence. Now, let’s take it a step further and imagine that great white shark trying to bite you! Now, that is for sure a scene taken out of the movie Jaws. Don’t take our word for it; click the video below and watch what this great white shark attempts to do!
Watch This Incredible Video Shown Below!
Great White Shark Sighting in Massachusets
The next YouTube video posted at the top of this blog post takes us to Massachusetts. The video was shared by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which aims to educate the community by providing scientific research on white sharks in the Atlantic. They share a short description of what happens in the video they captured just below.
“While out on research trips, we’ve seen white sharks breach and we’ve received multiple reports of breaching white sharks this year from fishermen and boaters. While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they’re certainly possible. White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals. This is a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water.”
Great White Shark Leaps Out of Water
At the start of this wild video below, we see two men out on a boat in Wellfleet. One of them is driving the boat, and the other man is at the very end of the front of the boat, called the bow. Suddenly, a great white shark leaps out of the water and goes to bite the man at the front of the boat!
If you’re like us, that part went a little too fast, and we had to watch it in slow motion. Skip forward to 28 seconds, and watch in slow motion as this great white shark literally comes within inches of this man’s feet!
How Many Shark Attacks Happened in California?
Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) of the order Lamniformes can be found in oceans all over the world. These large fish, yes, they are technically fish, are considered to be extremely vulnerable. Their population status is less than 3,500 worldwide. And they do pop up in California every now and then.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reassures that “Incidents where sharks bite humans are extremely rare in California. While they don’t typically prey on humans, sharks may pose a threat if you meet them on their “turf” (or maybe in this case “surf”).”
For the past 70 years, California has seen over 200 shark incidents, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Of those 200 shark attacks on humans, 186 of them were from the great white shark.