Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye

SCARYGreat White Shark Leaps into BoatRyan Pierse / Getty Images

10. Great White Shark Leaps into Boat

Researchers trying to attract great white sharks in South Africa got more than they bargained for when a three-meter shark leaped onto their boat. The shark then thrashed its way further onto the deck, cutting the fuel lines and damaging equipment until it became trapped between containers and the stern. A crewmember kept the shark alive by pouring water on its gills; they attempted to remove the shark by tying a rope from a second boat to its tail, but they were unable to dislodge it. So they towed the boat back to port, removed the shark with a crane, and returned it to the water. Just a little while later, however, the shark beached. Ropes were tied to it again and it was towed back out to sea, before being released.
Read it at The Guardian
July 20, 2011 6:54 AM

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