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Fight to death with 12ft shark.

Byline: BY ANTON ANTONOWICZ

THIS is the nail-biting moment spearfisherman Craig Clasen plunged a blade into a 12ft tiger shark after a life-or-death grapple with the predator.

American Craig, 32, had already shot the shark seven times with a speargun |
For a large mounted gun used to kill whales, see harpoon gun.
A speargun is a gun designed to fire a spear, usually underwater to catch fish. Uses of spearguns
Spears and spearguns have various uses:
  • Sport spearfishing
 to save his diving companion, film-maker Ryan McInnis, from certain death.

The shark was circling Ryan who got stranded underwater during a hunt for yellow-finned tuna in the Gulf of Mexico Noun 1. Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Golfo de Mexico

Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
 last June.

"The shark looked like it was going to charge us," said Craig. "I wasn't there to hunt it but we had to protect ourselves." Snapper D.J. Struntz, who was among the party, caught it all on camera.

Hell's teeth

The tiger is the second largest predatory shark after the great white

CAPTION(S):

FINAL BLOW Craig plunges blade into the tiger shark; TERRIFYING ter·ri·fy  
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.

2. To menace or threaten; intimidate.
 Grappling underwater with the shark Pictures: BARCROFT MEDIA; VICTOR Craig Clasen
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 12, 2009
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