TODAY | June 17, 2013
>>> a florida teen is defending his bold decision to hitch a hide on the back of a 25-on the whale shark . he spotted the shark while fishing in the gulf of mexico and grabbed on to it's finn. a marine biologist says chris could have disturbed the shark's protective covering. chris didn't realize the shark could have been harmed but insists his ride was a once in a lifetime experience. whale sharks are not dangerous to hums, so they stay. still a freaky looking beast.