Monday, October 20, 2014

Photo: A Visual Look at the Importance of Oysters for Our Waterways

The water in each of the tanks is from the exact same source. The one on the right has oysters.

Posted on Twitter by Steve Vilnit, who is the Director of Fisheries Marketing for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

h/t to David Shiffman.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Video: The Lighter Side of Sharks

Not much to say about this video titled "Silly Sharks" other than it was a fun little ride.

It's a short film and the editor did a great job of choosing shots that flow with the music.  It was posted by Shutterstock and is a short 26 seconds in length.  So sit back, relax and enjoy this look at the lighter side of sharks.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Video: Great White Approaches Cageless Diver and Bites Camera

Sharks can be a bit like celebrities sometimes; they get their photos taken a lot and sometimes, they don't want to play along and act out.

Photographer Charles Maxwell ended up biting off a bit more than he could chew while trying to film this great white shark and for his efforts ended up with a damaged camera.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spinner Shark Photobombs Surfer in Brazil

Spinner shark erupts from water while surfer Gabriel Melo catches a wave in Pedra do Sal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There are a lot of things you might expect to see while filming a guy surfing, but one of them is not typically a shark.

Gabriel Melo was surfing off  Pedra do Sal beach in Salvador, Brazil when he was filmed catching a wave.  And although Gabriel might be an exceptional surfer for all we know, his talent is not what will draw your eye in his latest surf video.  It's that spinning shark photobombing Gabriel that will make you lean in closer.

Freediver Ai Futaki Swims with Grey Reef Sharks

Freediver Ai Futaki is at home in the water where she helps act as a bridge between the water world and the human world.

Ali helps bring attention and understanding to her conservation message through photography, modeling and underwater performance. In addition to being a sea-life ambassador, in 2011 Ali set two Guinness World Records for the longest distance dive in a cave with one single breath. One record was with the use of fins and the other was without fins.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Video: Tiger Shark Looks for Free Dinner in Fiji

Tiger shark on Fiji Dive hand feed.
Although Tiger Beach in the Bahamas yields the majority of tiger shark feeding videos, we are seeing quite a few out of Fiji and Jupiter, Florida.

In this video from Fiji, we see a tiger shark arriving shortly after the dinner bell appears to have been rung.  The shark looks quite calm as it swims around looking at the divers trying to figure out which one was going to feed her.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Video: Meet the Co-Founder of the Cape Town Shark Spotting Network

Monwabisi “Monwa” Sikweyiya is the co-founder of the Capetown Shark Spotting Network
Monwabisi “Monwa” Sikweyiya is the co-founder of the Cape Town Shark Spotting Network.  In this interview, he gives an overview of how the shark spotting program works and he offers his views on the role that offshore caged shark diving plays in shark sightings.

The report is by Paula Froelich and was featured on Yahoo Travel.

Angler Hand Feeds 14 Foot Hammerhead and Nearly Loses Hand

In this 'look-back' video from 2010, we see several anglers fishing for Florida tarpon when a 14' hammerhead decides to steal the show.  After consuming the majority of the tarpon, one angler decides to hand feed the shark and comes close to getting his hand nabbed.

We've never shared this video before because it came out a few years before we started this site. But over the years, it has appeared on our radar many times as people have reposted it with their own various titles.  In giving proper credit to the original owner, we of course are posting the original version.

In the world of sharks, you just never know what is going to pop up on the radar.  This video happens to be one of the craziest encounters I've witnessed involving a hammerhead shark.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two Videos Showing a Real Live Sharknado at Cape Lookout, North Carolina

Sharknado in NC
Here are a couple of shark videos shot at Cape Lookout, NC within the last week. Both show a shark feeding frenzy occurring right at the shoreline. At this time, it is unknown if both of these videos were taken of the same or separate events. [EDIT: The second video posted by Brian Recker was taken on 09 October.]

The first video was shot by Chris Malone on 7 October 2014 and shows several fishermen in awe as numerous sharks flap about at the shoreline dining on some type of fish. At the 44 second mark, one shark gets temporarily beached and one of the anglers, hoping for a souvenir photo, tries to unsuccessfully grab it by its tail.

Clearly the anglers were delighted by this unique encounter and at one point we hear one state, "this is the highlight of my life."

The second video, also from Cape Lookout, was posted on Facebook by Brian Recker on Sunday (10/12/14). He states that it was shot by Donnie Griggs and that there "were over 100" sharks involved.  And since Brian called it Sharknado, we decided to join in since this will be the closest thing we ever see of one. ;-)

Video: Australian Spearfisherman Pokes Great White Shark

Australian spearfisherman jabs great white shark with his spear to chase if off.
In the never ending battle between spearfishermen who gather bloody fish and curious sharks looking for an easy meal, we have another encounter this time from Australia.

Trevor Ketchion and a friend were spearfishing off the Sunshine Coast on Sunday October 13, 2014 when they encountered a great white shark in the area.