Terrifying moment a huge great white BUMPS a lifeguard on a jet ski while devouring a dead whaleAugust 15, 2020
THE terrifying moment a huge Great White bumps a lifeguard on a jet ski while devouring a dead whale has been captured on film.
In the footage, the brave lifeguard calmly films the shark devouring a dead whale out at sea as the giant bumps into his jet ski.
Jake Kolar, from Long Island in New York, took the footage 300 yards offshore after he and a colleague had gone to investigate a whale seen floating on its back in the ocean.
The 21-year-old is seen just inches away from the predator which can be seen making contact with Jake's jet ski by swimming under its pool raft.
One of the lads can be heard saying: "Hit it, hit it. It's right there, hit it."
Some one cries out a loud "ooooooh" as the shark comes towards the jet ski and bumps into it.
A voice then cries: "Oh my God, oh my god."
Before a second says: "He can't get a bit around here."
Jake later explained: “We were sitting in the tower watching the water when we saw a dead whale floating in, we had two jet skis to go out about 300 yards offshore and that’s where we saw the shark.”
“We were pumped when we saw it, we figured there was something eating the dead whale and when we got out there we didn’t see anything for about 90 seconds then it came up and we were stoked.”
“I wasn’t too scared, it had no interest in us, it was occupied with its meal," he added.
“The shark was nipping and eating the whale all of the way into the shore till the whale washed up onto the beach.”
The clip has since gone viral and so far gained more than 250,000 views on Tik Tok.
Last week, Great White shark expert Chris Fallows broke a Shark Week record when he snapped a shot of a great white soaring 15 feet in the air.
The stunning moment, captured at Seal Island South Africa, was released as part of Air Jaws, a series started in 2001.
GREAT WHITE SHARK FACTS
Great White Sharks are the biggest predatory fish in the world – growing up to 20ft long and 5,000lbs
- Unconfirmed reports claim a 37ft great white was caught off White Head Island in Canada back in 1930
- The sharks' mouths are lined with up to 300 serrated, triangular teeth arranged in several rows
- Great whites have an exceptional sense of smell to detect prey
- The animals have organs that can sense tiny electromagnetic fields generated by their prey
- Sea lions, seals, small toothed whales, sea turtles, and carrion are all on the menu
- Chances of humans dying due to a shark attack are slim at one in 3,700,000
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