Terrifying footage shows 20ft long great white shark lurking off coast

A MASSIVE 20-foot great white shark was spotted off the Florida coast by two terrified fishermen, who filmed the beast lurking dangerously close by.

Don Gates and Angie Gonder were busy tagging local fish for research purposes when they spotted the monstrous predator swimming nearby.

Too close for comfort a great white shark swims nearby two fisherman in Florida

Too close for comfort a great white shark swims nearby two fisherman in Florida信用: CBS Miami
Circling the boat, the shark lingered around the fisherman for almost an hour

Circling the boat, the shark lingered around the fisherman for almost an hour信用: CBS Miami

But on Monday their usual grab and tag were shaken up when they saw the enormous shark.

一个 Great white shark was swimming around their boat about 23 miles off the 佛罗里达 shore.

Gonder told 哥伦比亚广播公司: “我的天啊!, 我的天啊! There is a Great white coming at the boat.

I thought to myself forget about the fishing I got to get my camera.

Her shipmate Don Gates said the shark was floating around the boat for about 45 分钟.

The shark was about 20 feet long and big in diameter.

I think it was total awe to see something so peaceful,” said Don Gates the other researcher on the ship.

To see something so peaceful and so quiet gliding through the water was great and what made it special is that no one else saw it.

Great whites are at the top of their food chains and chomp up their prey into bite-size pieces that are swallowed whole.

According to one article by 国家地理, they can swim up to 15 miles per hour and weigh up to more than two tons.

The movieJawsdirected by Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg is inspired by these fierce predators.

They are a vulnerable species and are usually found in cold waters.

Sea World reported that Great whites and other Sharks are afraid of dolphins 和别的 orcas.

A Great white was spotted swimming very close to a fisherman in Florida

A Great white was spotted swimming very close to a fisherman in Florida信用: CBS Miami
The man who spotted the fierce predator, Fisherman Don Gates

The man who spotted the fierce predator, Fisherman Don Gates信用: Facebook / Don Gates