Awesome footage shows great white shark trying to bite an underwater camera

Elias Hubbard
August 2, 2017

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared some startling footage of a great white shark biting down on a GoPro camera in the waters off MA. He thinks he may have surprised this particular shark when he put the camera in the water.

Scientist Greg Skomal, who was in the US on Sunday for a research trip, saw the shark coming close to him and attacking the device with which he was filming the predator.

While most oceangoers hope to avoid shark encounters, Dr. Greg Skomal goes looking for them. The marine expert from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) captured the incredible footage.

Also, shark numbers are impacted by incidental capture by large fisheries.

"The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (ICUN) now classifies great white sharks as "vulnerable" and says that hunting is fuelled by an "exaggerated perception of its threat" to human safety and an nearly legendary "Big Fish status".

This 12-foot-shark swims up to the camera, opens it mouth - showing off it's razor shark teeth - and then chomps down on the GoPro.

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