A nurse shark was observed swimming with a 12-inch knife in its head in the Cayman Islands.
Ben Johnson, a dive instructor diving with a group of tourists, came upon a three foot long shark swimming with a 12-inch kitchen knife lodged in its head. The shark was swimming in the Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.
At this point no one knows how the shark became impaled with the knife, but fortunately Ben was able to safely remove the knife. According to reports, the shark seems to be doing well and has subsequently been spotted several times swimming around the reef.
Shark fishing has been banned since 2015 in the Cayman Islands and is punishable by $500,000 fine or four years in prison.
Watch Ben Carefully remove the knife in the video below
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