Watch: Massive great white shark rescued from net by fishermen

Surreal footage has surfaced showing commercial fishermen releasing a massive great white shark from a net alongside their boat.

The footage was posted to TikTok by Jason Stephens, whose bio reads: “Commercial fisherman from [Alaska] currently living in the Pacific Northwest.”

The footage was captured last month off Southern California, near Santa Cruz Island. (Click here to view the TikTok version.)

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It shows the fishermen tugging the net alongside their boat and ultimately watching the weary predator spill over the net to freedom.

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Stephens stated that the net was being used to catch squid.

The footage was copied by shark diver/conservationist Andy Brande Casagrande and shared to Instagram with the description: “Awesome to see these fishermen respecting & releasing this massive Great White Shark that was stuck in their net.”

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