19 Sep

Watch Mako Shark Does Backflips Stuns Boat Crew Members

first_img Woman Bitten Twice By Shark While Swimming in Hawaii BayDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later “That was probably the coolest thing I’ve seen in 20 years of working on boats. The shark was literally only 50 to 70 feet off the stern,” Capt. Kris Karpow, owner of the Sea Watch, told For The Win Outdoors in an interview. “But the video does not do it justice in terms of size – we estimated its weight to be at least 400 pounds.”Karpow said the group was headed to a spot near Torrey Pines and they were at a depth of 120 feet when someone shouted, “Dude, look at that shark!”One of the deckhands, Andrew Warren, obtained a rod-and-reel made for big game and cast a 10-pound bonito in the shark’s direction, which quickly took the bait. However, the mako shark snapped the fishing line during its fourth and last jump and wasn’t spotted again in the water.Sharks have been making appearances all over the U.S. lately: Two weeks ago, a leaping great white shark snatched a fish from a line and shocked a family fishing off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The video, which showed the enormous predator jumping out of the water, scared a young boy who was close to the edge of the boat.More on Geek.com:Watch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodFlorida Surfer Bitten By Shark Goes to Bar Instead of HospitalTop Movies to Stream for Shark Week 2019 Anglers and crew members on a boat recently witnessed a breathtaking aerial display when a big mako shark popped out of the water and started performing a series of backflips.Footage of the incident, which was shared on Facebook on Monday, shows the massive marine animal doing its “gymnastics routine” and stunning 19 anglers and three crew members aboard the Seaforth Sportfishing’s Sea Watch vessel. The mako shark video has also become a hit on the social media platform, racking up more than 45,000 views, For The Win Outdoors reported.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more