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Terrifying video: Hungry sharks stalk a fishing boat

2023-03-05T22:06:08.485Z


Dozens of sharks cause panic in the northern Gulf of Mexico, near the United States. The panic was reflected in a  viral video showing dozens of  hungry sharks surrounding a fishing boat miles off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, near the United States coast.     Dillon May and his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Dix , were fishing with their friends on a boat they owned. They were looking for their catch, but they got an incredible surprise that left them in shock. As the images recorded w


The panic was reflected in a 

viral video

showing dozens of

 hungry sharks

surrounding a fishing boat miles off the coast of the

Gulf of Mexico, near the United States coast.    

Dillon May and his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Dix

, were fishing with their friends on a boat they owned.

They were looking for their catch, but they got an incredible surprise that

left them in shock.

As the images recorded with their

cell phone

show , from the boat they saw how

the surface of the water was agitated

and at first they thought that it was a boiling of the tuna they were looking for, something frequent when a group of fish feeds.

From the boat, the fishermen film the hungry sharks.

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Shock and panic for sharks

One of the fishermen told

Storyful

that they headed to the spot, near the Louisiana coast, where they thought the bubbles were sprouting.

However, when they arrived they found themselves surrounded by

dozens and dozens of sharks.

"We saw that they were sharks on a body of bait,

I had never seen anything like it

," he said.

So it was that she pushed the bait towards the boat and used it to "hunt" the fish more easily.

One of the sailors tells in the video that he was soaked and it is possible to see how the boat received water from all directions in the vicinity of

 Louisiana, the main shark breeding area in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Dozens and dozens of sharks stalk a fishing boat in the northern Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana, in the US.

Beyond the initial fear.

the crew members were able to enjoy -to call it somehow- a spectacle of nature.

As well as the more than

860 views of the video.


Why do sharks attack humans?

Sharks

rarely bite people.

When they do, they often grab the person by the legs or torso after mistaking them for prey, such as a seal, and then release them when they realize their mistake.

White sharks are becoming more and more aggressive.

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However, a shark biting a person's head or shoulders is extremely rare, experts told

TrackingSharks.

Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Laboratory at California State University, Long Beach:

"As rare as shark bites on humans are, decapitation is just too unusual

. "

What then could cause unusual shark attacks?

As with almost all shark attacks, it is likely that the main reason the shark attacked was

"misidentity"

Sharks get excited in the murky waters at the bottom of the sea.

"If sharks are excited and hungry, they make

rash decisions and bite into

what they see as potential prey," explains Gavin Naylor, a marine biologist at the University of Florida who directs the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the History Museum. Florida native.

"Predators have to think on their feet, because if they don't they can go hungry," says Gavin Naylor, a marine biologist at the University of Florida who directs the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the Florida Museum of Natural History. .

On the other hand, sharks

do not have great vision

, which makes it difficult for them to distinguish between prey and humans.

Therefore, a high percentage occurs in murky waters with poor visibility, Naylor expands.


Shark beheads diver

A

6-meter-long white shark decapitated a fisherman

recently while he was diving in Tobari, in the Gulf of California, Mexico territory.

After the episode that ended with the cruel death of 

Manuel Nieblas López, in his 50s

, biologists are trying to figure out why the aggressiveness of this species increased.

Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Britain's The Sun

newspaper

reported that López

could have avoided the attack if he had worn a brightly colored wetsuit to help distinguish him from seals

, something local authorities had advised.

For

Greg Skomal

, a marine biologist at Boston University and head of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries shark program, "it's a difficult hypothesis to test because most wetsuits are black

or dark colored

."

However, according to experts,

it is likely that the diver's fishing activity contributed to confusing the shark

into thinking it was a prey animal.

"Whenever someone is fishing—whether it's fish or invertebrates like scallops or lobsters—the sharks are

attracted to the odors

in the water and the vibrations of the fighting animals," Naylor added.

Shark attacks have increased in the past year.

"It is also possible that due to its position on the seabed

it resembled a sea lion

," Skomal added to the hypothesis.

However, it is not always possible to say with certainty what happens during a shark attack.

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