Video: Porbeagle shark close encounter off the coast of Maine

Scott MacNichol of Perry, Maine captured the footage above on Saturday while diving off of Eastport, Maine. The footage shows MacNichol’s camera being bitten by what WMTW-Portland is reporting as an 8′ porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). The porbeagle shark can be seen swimming earlier in the video before it charges the camera. MacNichol was unharmed and returned to the same spot for another dive earlier this week, according to WMTW.

Porbeagle sharks belong to the family Lamnidae and typically feeds on bony fish and squid. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the porbeagle shark can grow up to 12′ and weigh up to 500 lbs. It is typically not known for attacks on humans.

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