Video Of The Week - Curious Shark Takes Off With Expensive Camera Rig

By Kavi Dolasia on August 13, 2012

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While sharks are known to use their sharp teeth to grab everything they can lay their eyes on, nobody every thought that an underground camera rig would make the cut. But, as Bahamas shark expert Jim Abernethy found out, nothing is safe from these curious fish.

The rather hilarious incident took place on July 17th, when Jim and a group of friends were filming 'This is your Ocean', a documentary dedicated to the fish species. On this particular day they had been following a tiger shark named Emma, when she suddenly seemed to decide that she had enough and took off with the $15,000 USD camera rig that lay at the bottom of the ocean.

Fortunately within a few minutes, Emma realized that it wasn't a tasty morsel and spit it back out. While Jim got real lucky, hopefully this will serve as a warning to all the divers that are filming these dangerous fish - it's not you but your equipment that may be at risk!

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  • kingdre12
    kingdre12Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:49 am
    they are not bigger than great ehite shark
    • kingdre12
      kingdre12Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:48 am
      i didnt know that sharks could hold camras in there mouths
      • angel0526
        angel0526Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm
        they are tougher then a great white
        • lizard2
          lizard2Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:52 am
          cool
          • ShawnWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:24 am
            Awsome
            • DomWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:23 am
              Awsome
              • ftgfFriday, October 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm
                cooooool
                • bob12345
                  bob12345Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm
                  that is just weird
                  • SonuFriday, September 25, 2015 at 7:18 am
                    that is cooooollllll
                    • milly442
                      milly442Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:39 am
                      That's funny 😄

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