Video captures great white shark off NC coast
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:21:39 GMT —
Trolling fishermen brought home a rare catch - video of a great white shark cruising the North Carolina coast and circling their boat.
Matt Garrett of Boston and some friends were fishing in a flat, calm sea about 25 miles from Wrightsville Beach. Garrett says the fish stopped biting and they saw the fins of the huge ocean predator.
Garrett says the 18-foot shark circled the boat for several minutes, nudged it with its nose and slapped it with its tail. Boat captain John Watson says the whole boat shuddered.
Paul Barrington of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher confirmed that the video shows a great white shark, which is rare for the North Carolina coast.
Click here to see WECT's story and video of the Great White shark.