Nantucket Shark Wrestler Battles Criticism

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A man who gained internet fame for catching and wrestling sharks on Nantucket beaches is battling back against criticism from groups who say what he does is inhumane, according to an article on

Elliot Sudal, along with his girlfriend, Marissa Butler, catches sharks from shore and wrestles them to the beach, where he takes photos and videos with them. He tags the sharks and then releases them, saying that what he does is for conservation. But animal rights groups criticize his methods, saying it is more exhibitionism than conservation.

Read about the Nantucket shark wrestler.