Students nearly tag a great white
A shark-tagging expedition Monday off the Middle Keys provided a toothy surprise for Coral Shores High School students when a great white shark took the bait.
"I got to cross 'seeing a great white shark' off of my bucket list without leaving my hometown," said Coral Shores senior Mallory Wiecjorek, who helped bring the shark close to the RV Endsley, a boat run by Curt-A-Sea Adventures of Islamorada.
It also was an Atlantic Ocean first for Capt. Curt Slonim, running the boat trip in 130 feet of water off Duck Key for the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation program, based at the University of Miami.
Posted - Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:45 AM EDT