Scuba instructor Brett Johnson was leading a group of tourists on a scuba dive off Cayman Brac when he came across a very unusual sight: a nurse shark with a kitchen knife stuck in its head.


Almost immediately, Brett went down to help. He swam down and quickly removed the knife from the shark, which appears to have survived the ordeal.

“I can’t say what happened or why it ended up getting knifed in the head, but fortunately it came out easy enough and the shark seems to be doing all right. It was seen again on Wednesday swimming around the same reef” he told the Cayman Compass. “Sharks are an important part of the ecosystem and there is no reason to kill them.”