Fishermen Put Their Lives in Danger to Save Shark
Sharks are not rare in Australia, which is why it’s not unusual to hear about a shark being accidentally caught in fishing lines. What is unusual is to hear about a group of brave anglers putting their lives in danger to save one of these hooked sharks. In the video, you’ll see this group of fishermen struggling to get the beached shark into deeper water. One of them even sits on the shark’s head and pries its mouth open in an attempt to get the hook out of its jaws. Video via Alex Collins.
Sharks and fishermen have a troubled relationship, but that doesn’t mean all fishers don’t have respect and admiration for this apex predator. Learn more about shark fishing in our incredible interview with Planet Expert Dr. Chris Lowe.