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Huge great white shark comes face-to-face with fishermen after emerging from the water metres from their boat

Anish Vij

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Huge great white shark comes face-to-face with fishermen after emerging from the water metres from their boat

Watch as a massive great white shark comes face-to-face with a group of Australian fishermen:

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A group of fishermen were off the coast of southeast Queensland where a great white shark - out of nowhere - made its presence known.

The shark looked to have spotted the fishing line hanging off to boat and opted to pop its head out of the water to take a look around.

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The fishermen held their breath as the great white brushes itself against their boat.

Thankfully the shark swam off and the fishermen were unharmed.

Luke Bradnam of 9News shared the footage, which has since gone viral on social media.

Credit: @LukeBradnam/Twitter
Credit: @LukeBradnam/Twitter
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He tweeted: "Great White checking out my mates boat this morning off SEQ."

One person commented: "Such an amazing shark, only smallish with a tracking tag, sharks can travel up to 600km a night, up the game here in south east qld, scary stuff."

Another added: "Oh jeez what's the chances of coming across a great white in the ocean."

"What a beast," someone else wrote, while another said: "Holy geebz!"

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Credit: @LukeBradnam/Twitter
Credit: @LukeBradnam/Twitter

This follows a recent incident where a kayaker captured terrifying footage of a great white shark trying to take a bite of his oar.

The footage was uploaded by Matthew J. Gorne who was able to catch the whole incident unfold on his GoPro.

Gorne says he was fishing in Spencer Gulf, 10km outside of Port Augusta, South Australia.

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The footage was uploaded by Matthew J. Gorne who was able to catch the incident unfold on his GoPro. Credit: Facebook/Matthew J. Gorne
The footage was uploaded by Matthew J. Gorne who was able to catch the incident unfold on his GoPro. Credit: Facebook/Matthew J. Gorne

As shown in the viral clip, the great white shark swam towards him and briefly went underneath the actual kayak, which sounds absolutely frightening.

Within a matter of seconds the shark returns to bite Gorne's kayak oar.

Gorne and his oar were unharmed.

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He told The Advertiser: "I know I'm stupid for going out there without a shark shield.

"I will definitely be investing in one now though."

A local council spokesperson said: "It's a spot where a lot of fishermen berley the water... fortunately for most sharks that come up here are usually well fed by the kingfish.

"Where there's big fish there’s often bigger fish."

A kayaker has captured terrifying footage of great white shark trying to take a bite of his oar. Credit: Facebook/Matthew J. Gorne
A kayaker has captured terrifying footage of great white shark trying to take a bite of his oar. Credit: Facebook/Matthew J. Gorne

Dr. Harley Newton, chief veterinarian scientist at Ocearch, explained to LADbible how likely it is to find one in UK waters.

“[Great] white sharks are a really interesting species that are extremely inquisitive and cautious. The bigger the animals get, the more sceptical they are of our boat and everything else that’s going on.

“[Great] white sharks aren't inherently dangerous to humans,” Dr. Newton added. “With any type of large, charismatic animal, when you’re interacting with wildlife, there are inherent risks and you need to be aware of your environment as a result.

Dr. Harley Newton is chief veterinarian scientist at Ocearch. Credit: Dr. Harley Newton
Dr. Harley Newton is chief veterinarian scientist at Ocearch. Credit: Dr. Harley Newton

“Over the last 30 years, there has been a slight increase in unprovoked bites from white sharks, but the vast majority of these interactions with humans are a cast of mistaken identity.

“There are cases where humans are just in the environment and sharks are going through their normal behaviours (potentially feeding on bait fish or prey in the area) and those incidents usually boil down to the sharks mistaking a human for the prey they are looking for.”

Featured Image Credit: @LukeBradnam/Twitter

Topics: World News, Social Media, Twitter, Viral

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