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Ross
04-04-2011, 06:28 AM
Here is an interesting video on a shark handler.
I wonder if this guy can tame my clown so I can mount some frags.

Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=WK2LpUoqX6A&vq=medium

OscarMeyer
04-04-2011, 06:37 AM
WoW that is absolutely amazing how he handles the shark at the end..... almost unbelievable!

Thanks for the video!

es355lucille
04-04-2011, 06:38 AM
Very Cool Ross! Thanks!

ScubaSteve
04-04-2011, 07:37 AM
As Keanu Reeves would say: "Whoah!"

OscarMeyer
04-04-2011, 08:06 AM
^ LoL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT4B-NJUcZE

SeaHorse_Fanatic
04-04-2011, 10:13 AM
Back in the 80s, I used to hand hold & hand feed my Smooth Horn Shark. It was very cool. The skin is like really rough leather, very grainy to the touch. Easy to get a grip on this sandpaper-like surface though.:wink:

Of course it was only 8" long when I bought it and just under 2' when I sold it. Not a monster at all. Very tame. Never bit.

cathyg_99
04-04-2011, 03:33 PM
there was an interesting documentary i guess you could call in on the bbc over xmas and they were talking about fish fin soup and how it needs to be stopped ect, but they followed an old tribe around (cant remember where) that actually call sharks, they basically sit in a boat with a rope and sing then the shark swims by they catch it and eat it... it was worth watching

Wayne
04-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Hum when I do that with my fish... They bite me :lol:

dsaundry
04-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Oh sure, not gutsy enough to do it without the chainmail gloves:lol:. Definately fun to watch, they have been around sharks a long time to understand their behavior patterns. Still can be unpredictable at times. I would love to do a shark dive sometime.

KevinK
04-04-2011, 09:22 PM
stunning camera work, would have loved to se this one in 3D on a nice screen

Maverick00
04-06-2011, 04:20 AM
stunning camera work, would have loved to se this one in 3D on a nice screen

+1 to that, amazing video

Delphinus
04-06-2011, 04:37 AM
Heh, I posted that video a while ago too. Awesome video.

It's a girl BTW!!!

MMAX
04-06-2011, 01:01 PM
I remember watching a show a couple of months ago, could have been during shark week on Discovery. The host claimed to be able to put sharks to sleep by holding both sides of their heads. He tried this on a couple of smaller sharks befor swimming with and doing this to Tiger sharks. At the end and for his grand finale, he actually did this to a great white.

StirCrazy
04-06-2011, 04:30 PM
when I was in the bahamas they had an outdoor aquarium of sorts and on part was a shark pool that they took you in to hold them and such. it was neat and I wasn't realy scard at all because the type they had would bit you but it was very very rare that you could pee them off enough.

Steve

Murminator
04-07-2011, 05:31 AM
Hmmm thinks there might be some sedatives in the fish he is pre feeding them

Pinnochio5
04-07-2011, 06:05 AM
Awe they look so cute! **Goes to ocean to try and pet shark, shark bites off finger** not so cute anymore. :p


sweet video btw.

dsaundry
04-07-2011, 04:24 PM
The lady that is petting the shark is well known in the world for her research and handling of sharks. Not sure if everybody realizes thats a woman in the video. She has been studying sharks for years and has been trying to help change the image some people have of them...Kudo's to her.:biggrin:

Delphinus
04-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Not sure if everybody realizes thats a woman in the video.

I did, it's just that apparently nobody listens to me. :lol: What else is new. :lol:


It's a girl BTW!!!

Cristina Zenato - more info can be found on her page here: http://www.cristinazenato.com/CZ.html

dsaundry
04-07-2011, 07:26 PM
DelphinusQuote:
Originally Posted by dsaundry http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/images/buttons/viewpost.gif
Not sure if everybody realizes thats a woman in the video.

I did, it's just that apparently nobody listens to me. :lol: What else is new. :lol:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphinus http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/images/buttons/viewpost.gif
It's a girl BTW!!!

Cristina Zenato - more info can be found on her page here: http://www.cristinazenato.com/CZ.html

I saw that you did:lol:, didn't know if anybody else did. She knows her stuff and is really trying to change the image that sharks have. Plain truth is our society kills more sharks in a year than sharks have killed in 100. Pretty pathetic and sad. Magnificent fish!

DiverDude
04-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Not to detract from the video itself (beautiful camera work) but this is actually a well documented phenomenon called tonic immobility:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_death