Wouldnt that peg the needle on the pucker factor guage?
If it was a shark, but I believe that is a Grouper. At any rate, I always carried a bang stick and either trailed my speared fish behind me or took them up to a inter-tube so the blood wouldn't attack sharks close to you.
We used to catch them out of Singer island Fl. Not that big though.
Had about a 3.5 foot moray eat a grunt off my wire ringer once. Shot her too, but man, they put up a fight and are hard to skin.Delicious though!
I was diving with a buddy in South Laguna one day among the kelp and I kept thinking my fins were getting caught in it. My buddy motioned one to go up, but I didn't want to as I was chasing fish. At any rate, he looked frantic again, I went up and he said a Moray was biting a fin.:) They are great to eat, but better shoot them through the head or they may go for you. At Dana Point at low tide you could take a short bamboo pole with heavy wire leader, shrimp on the hook and poke under large rocks for them. They live a long time out of water in a wet burlap sack. but die immediately in fresh water. Almost lost one in my kitchen sink when it started going down the drain, but it was the garbage disposal side fortunately. :)