Great White Shark Jumps at Scientist Out of Nowhere

Researchers off the coast of Massachusetts get a surprise as a Great White appears to be trying to get to one of them.

 

 

Amazing footage shows a scientist’s dangerously close encounter with a 12-foot great white shark.

 

Great White Shark Jumps at Scientist Out of Nowhere

 

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries researcher Dr. Greg Skomal got the shock of his life when a shark nearly took a bite out of him as he stood at the bow of a boat outside Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Skomal was attempting to capture underwater footage using a GoPro mounted to a painter’s pole. As he was recording, a great white breached directly below him, causing Skomal to leap back.

 

Amazing footage shows a scientist’s dangerously close encounter with a 12-foot great white shark.

 

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy captured and posted footage of the close call and posted it on their Facebook page on Monday. The video records the captain yell, “Holy crap! it jumped right out of the water!”

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