Watch: Man Straddles Shark On Beach to Save It | National Geographic
A man and his friends were fishing at Jensen Beach in Florida when they spotted a blacktip shark that seemed to be caught in something. Fortunately for the shark, the beachgoers pulled it from the surf and removed a fishing line and hook from its body. Blacktip sharks migrate to Florida’s warmer waters in the winter. They’re around six feet long and often have encounters with humans since they hang out in shallow waters. Nonetheless, most incidents have involved minor bite wounds and there have been no known fatalities. Blacktip sharks are listed as “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to commercial and recreational fishing.