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GREAT WHITE SHARK LEAPS ON BOARD RESEARCH BOAT

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Posted by abeodbart July 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

According to the Cape Times, six researchers from South Africa are reflecting on what they describe as the fright of their lives after their own close encounter with a great white shark.

The research team from Oceans Research was working off Seal Island, near Mossel Bay, on South Africa’s Cape coast, when the nearly 10-foot-long creature reportedly made its move.

Team leader Dorien Schroder told the newspaper that following more than an hour of shark activity around their boat, the Cheetah, the waters at the stern fell quiet.

“Next thing, I hear a splash and see a great white breach out of the water from one side of the boat hovering, literally, over a crew member chumming on the port side,” she reportedly said.

According to Schroder, the shark landed with half its body in the boat, but in a panic, thrashed its way further onto the vessel, cutting fuel lines and damaging equipment.

As the team scampered toward a safer portion of the boat, the shark reportedly became stuck.

Full Story at MSNBC

COMMENTS
July 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Fiona-Elizabeth says:

I’ll say it first:

They should have gotten a bigger boat.


July 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm
Annette M says:

Scary stuff, but I’m pleased there was a happy outcome.


July 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm
roz says:

one cant get much closer to one’s research than this–or want to! :0


August 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm
miep says:

Lucky Shark. WHY do people call sharks ‘beasts’? I don’t understand. In my opinion it’s an animal. Richard Hammond called the earth a ‘machine’ in his new programm…..what’s that all about? Since when did the earth become a machine, I ask? Beasts, machines, culling instead of killing, abattoir atrocities…..I need a cup of tea to relax this heart of mine and check if we’re all going absolutely mental. (or is it just me?).


August 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm
alan says:

It was on its way to an audition for Jaws ’92, Revenge of the Dentures, and got the wrong venue.


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