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Moment boat is caught in shark feeding frenzy

A fishing boat was caught in the middle of a shark feeding frenzy, with the predators splashing and slamming up against the vessel.

Countless sharks breached the surface of the ocean off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, feeding off a bait ball of packed small fish.

A video of the spectacle showed shark fins for a distance in the water as the frenzied predators ate away at the prey.

“God,” people on board could be heard saying.

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‘Soaking wet!’ a person remarked as ocean spray continued to burst up.

About a dozen sharks barreled toward the boat as the bait ball tried to hide under it.

Fisherman Dillon May and his girlfriend were on a friend’s boat about 15 miles off the coast, trying to catch yellowfin tuna.

They first thought they were being approached by a tuna boil, which refers to a feeding frenzy that makes the water look like it is boiling. The fisherman sailed toward the commotion, in hopes of the prized tuna.

‘Then we saw it was sharks on a bait pod, never seen anything like it,’ May told Storyful. ‘No shrimp boats were in sight either!’

May added that the sharks were in such a mania that they splashed water onto the boat.

‘By the time we got there, the sharks had found the pod and pushed them up against the boat to feast on them,’ May said.

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