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VIDEO: Meeting 'Mighty Whitey'

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Sharks aren’t ones to pass up a free meal, which is why it’s not hard to find videos online of the dominant saltwater predator lingering near a recreational boat.

We found this video of a group of anglers off the north coast of Santa Cruz, Calif., who encountered a pair of great whites that hung around their boat for some time.

Everyone on board is excited about the brush with nature. Unfortunately, one of the crew is a little too excited.

"I'm going in. I'm going to jump on him," the guy says. Thankfully, his crewmates keep him from harm’s way.