Boat Captain Pulls Rusty Hook From Mouth of 7-Foot-Long Shark

A boat captain came to the rescue of a seven-foot tiger shark as he plucked a rusty hook from the creature’s mouth.

Elliot Grant Sudal, 29, also works as a “shark tagger” for the NOAA Apex predator tagging program, tracking shark migration routes, reproduction and growth patterns.

During an excursion in Sanibel Island in Florida, Sudal was trying to tag a shark for research purposes and spotted the hook hanging from its mouth.