The panic was reflected in a
showing dozens of
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
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
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.
Shock and panic for sharks
One of the fishermen told
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?
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.
However, a shark biting a person's head or shoulders is extremely rare, experts told
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
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
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
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.
, 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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