What would you do? The lab's Oceans Research team found out that while it's bad to have a 10-foot, 1,000-pound shark stuck on your boat, getting it off is even worse.
Being shark-loving researchers, they had to keep the beast alive by constantly pouring water over its gills. With such a heavy animal, they realized they needed help, so they signaled to the Marine Lab, which sent out a boat full of people to assist. Once the Lamindae arrived on the scene, the fresh crew *tied a rope around the shark's tail* and tried to tow it off the boat. That didn't work, so they gave up after a couple of attempts.
Meanwhile, the shark was still lying there and they had to keep water moving over its gills. It was not the safest situation, one imagines. The shark's thrashing had cut the fuel lines of the Cheetah, so the Lamindae towed the Cheetah and shark back into the harbor.