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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  • vic.Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:19 am
    they are just sharks so don't blame them!!!!!!!!!!
    • vic.Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am
      so yeah
      • carieThursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am
        i really love sharks,think that ud love'em to
        • vic.Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:15 am
          there tiger sharks!!!!!!!!!!!!! what do you guys expect??? they don't know any better!!!!!!!!! they are going extinkt!!!!! they are just sharks!!!!
          • vic.Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:23 am
            that is cool
            • sharky292Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:29 am
              wonder why the shark is so courious and carried the camra or thing in its mouth lol
              • jadenTuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:16 am
                Really!There tiger sharks,what do they expect.
                • sharktortoise
                  sharktortoiseThursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:35 am
                  Hey SHARKBOYJ5,I LOVE sharks too!I've loved and studyed them since I was two or three!!!!
                  • sharktortoise
                    sharktortoiseThursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:32 am
                    HAHA!another point for sharks!!!
                    • moonboom6
                      moonboom6Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:24 am
                      that dosent look like a shark [i looks like a beluga whale] [;

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