Rare South Florida Great White Shark sighting

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July 12, 2011

A GREAT White shark spotted by a diver in South Florida made the news last week as sharks earned protection from commercial fishing in Bahamian waters.

Great Whites are a rare sight in the balmy Bahamian sea, and have never been known to attack in the Bahamas, although there have been rare sightings.

In the video filmed by a diver spearfishing in Sebastian Inlet, Brevard County, and posted on video website YouTube, the juvenile Great White appears in murky waters at a depth of around 170ft and turns to swim away apparently uninterested in the diver.

Liz Karan, manager of the Pew Environment Group's global shark conservatio ...

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News date : 07/12/2011    Category : Animals/Pets, Tribune Stories

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