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    Posted August 3, 2014 by
    Ocean City, Maryland

    Great White Shark Circles Boat Off The Coast Of Ocean City, MD


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     College student Aaron Caplan frequently goes fishing and he’s seen a few sharks off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, but what happened recently was pretty unusual. On July 30, a Great White Shark circled his boat and bit the motor, he said. “It attacked the boat in a way but we didn’t really feel like it was coming to sink the boat. It was biting around trying to find what scent was attracting it in the first place.”

    The shark wasn’t caught red-handed though, as Caplan wasn’t able to get that part of the attack on video. The clip below shows the shark poking around the boat for a while before it chomps down on chum back full of fish dangling off the boat.

    P.S. It’s not the first time a Great White Shark has been spotted on the East Coast. One was sighted off the Jersey Coast in June.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    During a fishing trip 6 miles off the coast of Ocean City, MD, a 13-15 foot Great White Shark came right up next to my boat and bit at my motor multiple times. It also attacked the boat itself and ate the entire chum bag off the side of the boat. It was all caught on tape and the shark eventually left after its stomach was full. Incredible experience and an even more incredible creature. Such elegance in a mammoth of a shark. Not once during the entire event did I feel threatened at all. Very blessed to have such an experience and walk away unscathed.

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