This great white shark gets up close and personal with a fisherman

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Great whites have been appearing more frequently along the coast of Massachusetts. (AccuWeather)

Fisherman Jay Goodwin was hoping to pull in a big catch during a fishing tournament in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Saturday, July 16. Instead he came up close to a massive great white shark.

Just off in the distance Goodwin caught a glimpse of a giant dorsal fin sticking out of the water. Moments later he saw what was clearly a great white swimming towards his boat.

The thrilling moment should serve as a reminder to be extra careful. Great whites have become increasingly common off the coast of Massachusetts due to the presence of seals.

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