Footage of 660-lb Mako Shark Attacking Marlin Caught on Camera

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First killer whales tried their turn at fishing, and now it's massive mako sharks making killer waves in the media. According to GrindTV, photojournalist Alistair McGlashan was marlin fishing in Australia when an amazing opportunity swam onto the scene.

McGlashan jumped into the ocean to capture his crew's catch on camera so the photos could be used for documentation and published in magazines. The photojournalist was filming some of the stunning footage on his video camera when he suddenly felt a "swoosh" by his side.

Before the crew could release their catch, an impressive photobomber swam into the frame. A 660-lb mako shark dashed past McGlashan and began attacking the marlin. McGlashan lived through the surprise encounter to share his story and jaw-dropping footage.

"I've fished all my life and put in 200-plus days a year [on the water]. I get to see some amazing things, but the standout feature, the one thing that was most amazing and without a doubt the most scary, was swimming with a 330-kilo [660-pound] mako shark," McGlashan explained in his YouTube video.

Thankfully, the curious and hungry mako shark was craving fish and not photojournalist.

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I wish peta could figure out a way to save all the animals without them eating each other! Wouldn't that be sweet?

June 19 2013 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This story is over 2 years old.

June 15 2013 at 10:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hello Cheryl

As far as i AM CONCERNED THEY CAUSED THE DEATH OF THIS FISH...When it got bit the first time why didnt they release it instead of holding on to it....Bunch of idiots!!!!!! Not impressed one bit....

June 14 2013 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

BS That was a set up...Fish was half dead..

June 14 2013 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The man said the marlin calmed don when he jumped into the water with it...perhaps because it maybe sensed the shark and thought the nice humans were there to help?

June 14 2013 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We are not mindless "hunters" but professional fishermen. Unfortunately there are some idiots out there that give us a bad rap but if you listen you hear how they were releasing the blue marlin. And unfortunately a mako picked up on the distress of the marlin and came in for an opportunistic meal. I have had on plenty of occasions lost my dinner to a fish even porpoises. It just so happened it was an underwater photographer was filming the release when an opportunistic shark swam into the picture.

June 14 2013 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This was not an epic battle, the marlin never had a chance locked in place for the shark to tear its tail off.

June 14 2013 at 9:31 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

its the circle of liiiiiiffffeeeeee and it moves us allllllllll. to wanna eat breakfast

June 14 2013 at 8:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Where is Obama and the IRS when you need them, it took a lot of tax $ to make this example of the Boston Tea Party event to be put to use. I think Obama and Hilary ought to have a new Secretary of shark abuse. We have here clearly a sport with the tactics of Obama's and Hilary's Benghazi like program of waiting to it is to late for the Navy seals to help this shark abuse on there natural instincts. They clearly thought this was a demonstration not a terrorist attack, it comes natural like Obama's sheet wearing Muslim Bill Cosby Fathers day White House supper, the hard part is to see who washes the feet of these bigots the sheets or the hoodies. The first Lady should protest and file for all voters to have to wash the own means of transportation and bring there own rug for supper at the White House, the shark was like Obama and Bill being Kosher it is normal for the type of predator Obama and Bill Cosby to make sure it was a female marlin with out the wet sheet. So this is not a abuse of the media as much as making sure to sheet up, But I am sure the shark will be ill like Hilary to tell the truth to Congress that this was not hew security party in international waters. We avoid the crime seen till the sheets say come on down the gas station is open for the bio fuel subsidy.

June 14 2013 at 6:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Wow. How much have you had to drink this morning?

June 14 2013 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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