Catching and releasing a shark usually involves an angler removing a hook or cutting the line and watching the shark swim away. This bold angler outside of Lee County, Fla., decided he wanted to assure that the exhausted 300-pound predator he had just caught could swim away safely.
Seeing that the bull shark was struggling, the fisherman jumped overboard and wrapped his arms around the lower half of its body, helping the shark regain some energy. It appeared to work.
Bull sharks are considered by many to be among the most dangerous sharks in the world. This one could have attacked even in its exhausted state, but this angler decided to risk his life to make sure the shark could swim away safely.
DESTIN – Authorities say a shark bit a boy wading in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle.
What a day! Neptune smiled, and sent the reef shark to hang out with us. We spent about 30 minutes with this curious critter. He would come in, take a look, then circle at the edge of visibility and cruise by again. The first few passes he stayed about 15 feet away, then started getting closer and closer. An encounter like this is a true gift! I even had some shots that were out of focus because he was too close to the camera.
Two men on a Florida beach have suffered shark attacks in water as shallow as three feet.
A Florida shark attack has left an 11-year-old girl with scars on her lower leg and a shark tooth to remember the encounter by.
Two men suffered shark bites in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday as purple flags warned beachgoers about dangerous marine life and swarming bait fish.
Christian Mercurio of Randolph, N.J. got his leg and foot badly chomped by a 6-to-8-foot bull shark last week while fishing in waist-deep swells in Sanibel, Fla.
Colleen Malone was bitten on the foot June 25 while visiting Jacksonville, Fla. The 19-year-old college student says she was standing in about four feet of water about 40 feet from shore when she saw two fins. She started swimming away and says she was bitten on the foot by what appeared to be a bull shark about three feet long. Doctors sewed up her foot with about 50 stitches and are treating her with antibiotics.
A great white shark was spotted off of Key West by a captain while on a charter fishing trip.
"He swam right up to the boat, very docile," Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters, said on Thursday.
Johnson described the shark as a “gentle giant,” adding that the fish was “very curious.”