In an impressive display of not freaking out and/or becoming paralyzed by fear, Palm Beach kayakers Mark Naumovitz and Brian Nelli managed to catch this incredible (read: terrifying) footage of a 13-foot hammerhead shark stalking their boats for two whole miles off the South Florida coast.
Nelli also spoke with local CBS station WPEC about the close encounter with the unexpected visitor:
"We figured he was more inquisitive to see what we were...he gave us a few bumps to check us out."
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An amateur video from avid waterman and surfer Donnie Griggs captured the astonishing sight of over 100 sharks chowing down on some local grub (i.e. fish):
On Thursday, October 8 at around noon, while at a retreat at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, the leaders of One Harbor Church witnessed a shark feeding frenzy. The men were out fishing for the evening’s dinner when they stumbled across more than 100 sharks attacking a school of blue fish. As seagulls and pelicans joined in on the meal, the men began to cast into the surf, catching fish without the use of bait. For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury.
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Are you a "Shark Week" fan? Do Great White attacks and megalodon sightings make you tingle with anticipation? That may be just what Discovery Channel wants and, according to a new video, they don't achieve it with accuracy.
Vox is here to distinguish between the massive sharks long thought extinct (they are) and "real" footage of shark attacks which never occurred, and get to the root of the cultural phenomenon that is "Shark Week."
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Since the public interest seems to turn to sharks this time of year, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute shared a video they shot last year from a submersible SharkCam they were using to film Great White Sharks which will make you hope you never look like a SharkCam or seal while on your beach vacation.
In 2013, a team from the Oceanographic Systems Lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS "SharkCam" underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. The captured more than they bargained for.
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The weekend's biggest shark story took place on July 4 in Manhattan Beach, California, where a distance swimmer was attacked by a Great White shark which had become agitated after struggling at the end of a fisherman's line for more than 40 minutes.
Steven Robles was bitten by the seven-foot shark which he then pried from his body.
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