VIDEO: Man encounters Great White shark in Fla.

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July 19, 2012, 1:53 pm
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(NECN) - We've been talking a lot about sharks here in New England this summer, but, in Florida, this week, one diver is talking about his up-close encounter with a great white.

Thankfully, he survived, and, lucky for us, he had a camera.

Eros Morales says he was out spear-fishing when he saw the 12-foot-long shark swimming toward him.

“When I jumped in, the shark was maybe about 15 feet away, just watching me, just swimming towards me, just watching me,” says Morales.

“I don't think fish was on his menu or on his mind that day because we had fish in the water, and he didn't bother with it,” says boat captain Steve Maldonado, “but he seemed to be very interested in the person.”

And get this: Morales later jumped back into the water to take the video.

Based on the evidence, marine biologists believe the shark was a female, and they say it is unusual to see great white sharks in that part of Florida.

Tags: sharks, florida, Great White sharks, eros morales
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