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Fishermen film white shark encounter off Victoria, Australia

by on Jan.29, 2013 at 9:24 am, under Shark Videos

Australia’s 7News recently featured the report of an encounter that three fisherman had with a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) off the coast of Portland in Victoria, Australia. According to the report, the white shark calmly circled the boat for around 20 minutes before bumping the boat and biting the outboard motor. The fishermen were able to capture some footage of the chance encounter with a GoPro camera.

While the News 7 video segment is dubiously titled “Great White Terror,” the fishermen certainly didn’t seem to be terrified in the interview segment. All three men touched shark and told 7 News they’d love to encounter a white shark again.

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