Very rare sighting of orca off Cape Cod captured in video
Fishermen on a scouting trip for tuna 70 miles off Cape Cod received a rare treat when they spotted an orca, accompanied by dolphins.
Fishermen encounter great white shark during Massachusetts tournament. Jay Goodwin said he was fishing in a tournament Saturday on a boat three miles east of Chatham with his son, Corey, and friends Drew Austin and Paul Doel when they spotted the great white shark nearby.
Great white shark circles Captain Scott Fitzgerald's boat in Panama City Beach on Monday, Jan. 19. Scott Fitzgerald/Special to the News Journal.
While others may have tried to escape in fear, a team of fishermen in New Jersey considered themselves lucky when a Great Whiteapproached their boat.
The fishermen boating off the coast of Manasquan, which is about 10 miles south of Asbury Park, couldn’t contain their excitement and called the encounter a “once in a lifetime” experience,to a video posted on Facebook.
The shark swam toward the boat, jumped up and ate a bag of ground-up fish bait before turning around, the video shows.
Jeff Crilly, who posted the video on his Facebook page and called it the “best day ever on the water.”
He estimated the shark, among the most feared predators, may have been 16 feet long.
American woman killed by shark in the Bahamas: Police.
An American woman has died after she was attacked by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas, authorities said. (MORE: 8-year-old boy bitten by shark off North Carolina coast; 3rd attack in the state this month) The woman, an adult, was swimming in waters near Rose Island when she was attacked, local police said in a statement. (MORE: 19-year-old surfer wounded in possible shark attack off North Carolina coast) She was then taken to shore and transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.