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Intense Moment Fisherman Accidentally Caught Great White

August 6th, 2018

Every fisherman dreams of getting that big catch but fisherman Michael Lorello got more than he bargained for when was out on a boat in Misquamicut Bay in Westerly, Rhode Island near Block Island.

He caught something that was 6-feet-long.

Something that he has never caught in that area before. It was a massive Great White Shark.

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Michael Lorello Source: Michael Lorello

“Six-ft. Great white shark caught 3/4 of a mile of Misquamicut beach, today 729/2018, 12.30pm,” wrote in his Facebook page with a video of his catch.

The video shows a giant pile of fish and squid in Lorello’s boat.

The enormous shark can be seen flapping around in the boat desperately trying to breathe or get back int the water. The fish is then chained up by his tail so that he can be released back into the water.

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Michael Lorello Source: Michael Lorello

The poor thing looks lifeless and isn’t even moving when he’s raised by a crane and then cut loose from the chain and slides back into the water.

The fisherman says that the shark was still alive

“He’s still alive,” the fisherman is heard saying on one of the videos as fish are thrown at the shark. “Plenty of life in him…Hit it, ‘Shark Week.’”

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Michael Lorello Source: Michael Lorello

Lorello was squid fishing when he caught the 400- to 500-pound shark.

He’s been fishing for a long time and was very shocked when he saw a shark pop up in his boat

“I’ve been fishing for 20 years,” Lorello said, “but I’ve never heard of something like this.”

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Atlantic Shark Conservancy Source: Atlantic Shark Conservancy

Great White Sharks have been frequenting the area since it is home to a large population of seals.

Great White Shark sightings are pretty common in this area.

Sixteen were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod a week prior.

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Atlantic Shark Conservancy Source: Atlantic Shark Conservancy

“They’re in the area, and they do get caught in nets on occasion,” Lisa Natanson, a research fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told Boston Globe.

A dead shark that died after being caught in a gill net was causing quite the uproar on social media.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy posted photos of the animal on social media. The body was going to be used for science.

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Atlantic Shark Conservancy Source: Atlantic Shark Conservancy

Many were upset by the photos of the dead shark hanging upside-down and found it offensive.

But the conservancy said that they fisherman did nothing wrong and that they “went the extra mile” by bringing the shark’s body back to shore so that it could be used for scientific research.

You can find Lorello’s videos below.

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Posted by Michael Lorello onSunday, July 29, 2018

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