A viral video of a hungry great white shark lunging toward a fishing boat in Cape Cod Bay on Saturday gave charter customers an exhilarating shock.
People aboard the Columbia Sportfishing ship got up close and personal when a great white shark jumped out of the water to eat a bass that was being reeled in on a fishing line, according to captain Marc Costa.
“It had come up and it lunged out of the water and bit the fish, meanwhile swinging its tail up and out of the water,” said Costa. “The shark bit the fish in half, and he took it off the line,” said Costa.
Incredible footage today from Doug Nelson of Franklin, MA fishing aboard the Columbia out of Rock Harbor in Orleans. @MA_Sharks pic.twitter.com/rK3yk5j6SG
— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) July 20, 2019
The video, taken by a charter guest named Doug Nelson, shows a young boy watching as the fish is reeled in by a woman standing next to him. As the shark jumps, the boy nearly gets hit by its tail.
Costa said the shark actually hit the boat following the “big heavy strike” on the fish. Costa said it has happened on his boat at least four times before.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Nation, World