Video: mako shark struck by boat returns the favor

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YouTube user ozfishwa posted the video above which documents a large shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) having a few goes at a fishing boat. According to the video description, the shark had been accidentally struck by Damo & Teeny Dwyer’s boat off Dampier, Western Australia. When they stopped the boat the shark made multiple approaches and bit the boat’s propeller.

One of the persons on-board is attempting to hook the mako in the latter part of the video using a piece of tuna as bait. While the mako does grab onto the line at one point, the fisherman is never successful at actually hooking the shark in the footage shown.


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