Great White Shark spotted by fishing charter off Florida coast

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A few local fisherman on a charter boat got quite a surprise when they spotted a Great White Shark in the waters off the Jacksonville coast.

Capt. Chad Starling of Team Buck Rogers Offshore Fishing Charters recorded footage of the shark in pursuit of an afternoon lunch during a charter Saturday.

In a Facebook post by Jacksonville Fishing Charters, they said, "It was quite an eventful day."

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On top of catching "more red snapper than we could count," Team Buck Rogers was able to capture incredible footage of the Great White up close and personal.

"Incredible day," they wrote on Facebook. "It stands true; you never know what you will see when (you're) on the sea!"

Pics from the charter today. Quite an eventful day. We caught more red snapper than we could count, had a Mola Mola...

Posted by Jacksonville Fishing Charters on Saturday, December 26, 2015

You can track the location of tagged Great White Sharks on the website. For information on shark attacks and the longest running database on shark attacks, visit the Florida Museum of Natural History website.