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Sea Lion Attack

Reenactment: Ella was used to snorkeling with sea lions in the area and usually viewed them as docile creatures.  Despite their harmless appearance, the Australian sea lion will often live up to its name. The males can weigh up to 600 pounds, will fight for territory and have been known to kill their young.

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Ella is suddenly hit from below by an aggressive 600-pound sea lion. The sea lion knocks out her teeth and bites her neck a millimeter from her carotid artery. Then, Haley is stung by the tiny Irukandji jellyfish. Within seconds, she begins suffering from excruciating pain. Time is ticking as Haley fights for her life. Finally, Dean is excited to try his brand new spearfishing gear on a remote spot in South Australia. Soon, a huge force pulls him under as a shark is approaching. Will he live?