A bunch of males fishing off Florida’s Atlantic Coast had a detailed encounter on Monday with a 14-foot nice white shark, in what one known as a “humbling expertise.”
Capt. Tony Peeples with Southern Model Charters advised FOX 30 he was with a gaggle of males off the coast of Fernandina Seashore on Amelia Island after they got here inside ft of the shark.
“I simply obtained by way of bending over on that facet of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples mentioned. “I sort of stood up and appeared and mentioned, ‘No, it ain’t … Yeah, it’s.’”
In video taken by Peeples displaying the encounter posted to Fb, one of many boaters will be heard saying, “Man, you don’t see that on daily basis!”
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The shark then got here out from below the boat and ate half of a 50-pound drum in a single chew, earlier than making an attempt to go on to eat the opposite half. The shark then obtained hooked on one among their traces earlier than it was in a position to swim away.
“It’s sort of a humbling expertise while you look down and see one thing that massive three ft from you,” Peeples advised FOX 30, including that he is by no means seen a shark so massive in his 30 years as a constitution boat captain.
Nice white sharks are typically present in cool, coastal waters all through the world, based on Nationwide Geographic.
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One-third to one-half of the 100-plus annual shark bites worldwide are attributable to nice whites, based on the journal.
“Nevertheless, most of those will not be deadly, and new analysis finds that nice whites, who’re naturally curious, are ‘pattern biting’ then releasing their victims reasonably than preying on people,” the journal defined.
“It isn’t a really comforting distinction, but it surely does point out that people will not be really on the good white’s menu.”