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Dear Lord Watch This Great White Breach a Shark Cage

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We’re not quite out of shark season yet, so here’s one last video to keep you out of the water until next fall.

YouTube channel Gabe and Garrett is largely known for family-friendly stuff, but this week, their dad’s harrowing video of a great white shark breaching a shark cage near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is going viral. It is INTENSE. (NSFW language.)

In the poster’s words:

What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, [was] not the case. These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope. When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards. So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage. There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks. The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured. The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing this was a very rare event. The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could’ve been a tragic event into a happy ending.

Well.

Anyway, we’re happy everything turned out for the best, but we wouldn’t really want to be in anyone’s position in this video: The shark, the diver, the cage … none of it.

Happy end of summer!