SharkCam Gets Amazing Footage When Great Whites Think It’s A Fish And Attack

We’d like to thank scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for releasing this video a few weeks before Shark Week.


An autonomous camera underwater in Guadalupe, Mexico last November to track and film great white sharks, but it seems that some sharks weren’t too keen on this fish-shaped object following them around.

The REMUS, or SharkCam, typically just films sharks from behind, but these particular great whites were so alarmed by the device that once they saw it, they made U-turns and attacked.

But they don’t just charge at the camera.

The sharks swim around its line of vision for a second before appearing out of nowhere from the bottom or the side, resembling the thrilling cage scene from Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws.”

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