In early July, Keith Poe decided to go tag great white sharks near a dead whale off Los Angeles County.
Over three days, Poe attempted to catch and tag the sharks.
The sharks decided to go nuts and attack his 24-foot-long boat.
“Words cannot describe how loud the impact was around my head [while I was] inside the boat’s v-berth,” Poe says. “The boat was full-on attacked seven different times, usually at sunrise or sunset.”
It wasn’t until returning to the dock that Poe realized the ferocity of the attacks.
Bite marks covered the hull, and a friend found a tooth embedded about a half inch into the fiberglass.
Poe has a scientific permit from the Marine Conservation Science Institute and was featured in a recent Shark Week special on Discovery.
After all that, Poe ended up only hooking two great white sharks—and lost both.