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Great White Shark Jumps in Boat!

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Shark researchers in South Africa are used to encountering man-eating sharks, but not like this. On Tuesday July 19, a research vessel chumming the waters between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth became the landing pad for a 10-foot-long, 1,000 lb great white shark. The massive shark thrashed about and became suck on the stern of the boat, cutting the vessel's fuel lines in the process. The crew radioed for help and poured water over the shark's gills to keep it alive. The researchers then tied a rope around the shark's tail and tried to use another boat to pull it back into the water, but without success. Instead, the extra boat was used to tow them back to port and a hose was inserted into the shark's mouth to keep it alive as a crane was used to lift the creature back into the water. The shark was so tired and disoriented, the crew had to tow the animal half a mile back out to open water so it could swim away. The research boat is expected to be repaired and back on the water in a few days, although it is not likely to get a closer look at a great white shark than this.
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