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Can you imagine seeing this from the beach?

Dale Pearson and Eric Mack noticed the colossal fish in the Sea of Cortez, originally thinking it was either an injured marine mammal or a hammerhead coming in to shore to hunt.

When they waded in to the shallow water to investigate, they immediately realized that it was a great white — and a large one at that. The 15-foot shark had visible propeller wounds on its back and was thrashing around the shallows. Experts believe that the animal may have been too injured to hunt for sea lions, so it was attempting to feed on stingrays.

Pearson told GrindTV, “I’ve done several expeditions for work on TV programs with white sharks; those were always operations where I was expecting to see such an animal. But to see one in front of your house in the middle of the day, in three feet of water, completely floored me.”

The shark is expected to survive despite the damage from the propeller wounds. Michael Domeier of the Marine Conservation Science Institute stated through their Facebook account, “the injuries from the boat propeller would likely not kill the shark… they are exceptionally tough with incredible healing ability.”