What looks to be a Great White Shark was spotted off the coast of the South Jersey shore. Three videos posted on YouTube and shared on Twitter show the shark circling a boat near the so-called 28-mile wreck off Brigantine.
The video, which has blown up on social media, shows the shark getting very close to the boat. “It was awesome. It wasn’t scary, cause we’re used to sharks. It was awesome,” says Steve Clark. Clark owns the 35 foot boat that was all that separated him and his passengers from the razor sharp teeth of the shark. Clark, who got an up close and personal look at the shark, guessed it weighed just under a ton and was about 16 feet long. The people on board the boat actually went out fishing for mako sharks, and hung a chum bucket off the side of the boat to attract them. The shark hung out by the boat for about 20 minutes. The only time the group got nervous was when the shark began gnawing on their outboard motor. “The likelihood of seeing one that close, it’s probably never gonna happen again. It was a great event, a once-in-a-lifetime deal,” said Clark.
TOP 10: JAWS MOVIE MOMENTS
1) DRUNK NUDE FEMALE SWIMMER GETS EATEN BY SHARK WHILE SKINNY DIPPING *
2) BEN HARPER'S HEAD POPS OUT OF BOAT WITH EYEBALL OUT OF SOCKET
3) CHIEF BRODY SEES SHARK, SAY'S WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
4) MOTHER OF EATEN CHILD SLAPS BRODY, SAYS SHE FOUND OUT HE KNEW ABOUT THE SHARK
5) QUINT MAKES OFFER TO TOWN FOLK TO CATCH & KILL THE SHARK
6) TWO KIDS CAUGHT PRANKING BEACHGOERS WITH FAKE SHARK FIN- CAUSE PANIC
7) QUINT TO HOOPER: CAGE IN THE WATER, YOU'RE IN THE WATER, SHARK'S IN THE WATER. OUR SHARK.
8) QUINT, BRODY & HOOPER COMPARE SCARS WHILE DRUNK, SING SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
9) QUINT GETS EATEN BY THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
10) BRODY SHOOTS OXYGEN TANK IN SHARKS MOUTH, SHARK EXPLODES