The animals have been spotted in several Californian bays in recent weeks.
"That's an immense amount of power you need to take a bite out of another shark like that," a shark expert commented.
NOAA scientists witnessed the event while searching for World War Two shipwreck the Bloody Marsh.
"What we have on this video is a shark that's clearly alive, a shark that's clearly affected by the shooting, affected by the shots that were fired into its body," an attorney not involved in the case said.
"Definitely too close of an encounter for my liking!" the father said.
The megalodon shark once ruled Earth's oceans. Now, a fossilized tooth from the extinct apex predator has been found by a man on a beach who was walking his dog.
Social media users expressed both fear and delight over the images of the shark.
The woman appeared completely unaware she was being trailed.
Florida officials said it is against the law—a second degree misdemeanor—to shoot sharks in state waters.
Study of shark carcasses discovered in 2017 indicate the presence of "super predator" killer whales.
Shark provides new insight to the "fantastic world" of creatures that existed 67 million years ago.
She was feeding off a sperm whale carcass when divers saw her.
The "Home Alone" actor's other options included "SharkWeek" and "Publicity Stunt."
Researchers link a supernova explosion 2.6 million years ago to the extinction of marine megafauna.
The 8-foot attacker was later identified as a great white shark.
"It's just one of those things where she was spearfishing and the shark came from nowhere."
Around 70 percent of shark attacks are by unidentified species.
Bonnethead shark, a relative of the hammerhead, eats seagrass for nutrition—and may be able to survive on it alone.
"It doesn't feel like I did anything heroic," the survivor said. "A lot of this was luck."
"I was immediately excited, it was just perfect, and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people."