Surreal footage has surfaced showing a commercial fishing crew releasing a massive great white shark from a net alongside their boat.

The footage was posted to TikTok by Jason Stephens, whose bio reads: “Commercial fisherman from [Alaska] currently living in the Pacific Northwest.”

Stephens told For The Win Outdoors that he captured the footage last month off Southern California, near Santa Barbara Island. (Click here to view the TikTok version.)

It shows the fishing crew using a hose to keep water and oxygen flowing through the shark’s gills, and ultimately watching the weary predator spill over the net to freedom.

Stephens sthe net was being used to catch squid.

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The footage was copied by shark diver/conservationist Andy Brande Casagrande and shared to Instagram with the description: “Awesome to see these fishermen respecting & releasing this massive Great White Shark that was stuck in their net.”

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