Florida teen becomes internet sensation by hitching ride on 30ft shark

London, June 18 : A teenager from Florida has become the hot topic on the internet after he hitched a ride on the back of a 30ft shark.

Chris Kreis, aged 19, grabbed the fin of a whale shark and was pulled through the water for 20 seconds before he let it go, The Mirror reported.

Kreis was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when the whale shark swam up alongside his boat. He then dived in and held on to the beast as his friend filmed the annoyed shark try and shake Kreis off.

Marine Biologist, Bruce Neill believed that it wasn't a very good idea. He explained to local TV station NBC 2 that when people spend a lot of time and pressure on a fish it takes away a slime that covers the fish. They need that layer to stay healthy.

Whale sharks are said to only eat Plankton, however Neill said that because they are so large they could inflict some harm inadvertently.

--ANI (Posted on 19-06-2013)

us-news headlines

Modi is the flavour of Indian election coverage in US

US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India

US student suspended for asking Miss America to be prom date

White House offers 'no comment' on 'deport Justin Bieber' petition

Democrats rush to get rid of tainted Chatwal donations

US: Man pleads guilty to pharmacy robbery

US teen suspended for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom

White House names Indian-American "Solar Champion of Change"

Chelsea Clinton's daughter expecting her first baby

US Dragon spacecraft launched

Indian-American mother kept dead son on ice for Hindu ritual

Rajasthani folk music group Barmer Boys touring US

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top