VERO BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Jimmy Roseman came face to face with a huge shark.
"In the video, it did look like it was kind of far away," he told FOX 35. "But the whole time it was about 6 to 7 foot away from me."
In the video Roseman took with his GoPro, you see the great white swim by again and again in the murky waters off the Atlantic Coast near Vero Beach. At one point, the fin smacks into his air tank. A few minutes later, the shark came a little too close. Roseman used his harpoon gun to stab at the shark and scare him off.
Roseman said, "I had to poke it really hard that last time."
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is typically found in cold and warm-temperate waters throughout the world, although occurrences in tropical waters have been documented, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the western North Atlantic Ocean, the species is most commonly encountered in continental shelf. Research suggests that great whites migrate to Florida in a seasonal pattern with distribution limited by water temperature, food resources, or other factors.