Friday, October 24, 2014

Video: Large Female Great White Shows Up During Cage Dive

Here's a great white cage dive video from Gansbaai, South Africa. It was shot on 3 October 2014 during an expedition with Marine Dynamics.

Christian Wode posted the video and stated that they encountered 11 sharks during the trip but one female shark stood out from the others.  At the 1:05 mark, you get a nice look at the very large female as she begins forcefully tugging on the bait line and whacking the cage with her tail.

The encounter with the large shark was clearly a thrill for the cage observes as can be seen in the comical selfie at the 1:32 mark.
Photo is a screenshot.

Video: Snorkeling with Basking Sharks in Scotland

We frequently come across videos showing people snorkeling with whale sharks from locations all over the world. It is always a joy to watch the gentle giants as they majestically move through the water appearing oblivious to the onlookers who film with excitement.

Fortunately, the other gentle giant from the shark world, the basking shark, will occasionally pop up on our radar as is this case today. This video was taken in the waters of the west coast of Scotland and features snorkelers enjoying the day while out with

The video was posted by DeeDee and is about two and a half minutes.
Photo is a video screenshot

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Video: Whale Shark at Koh Tao, Thailand

Check out the amazing visibility in these two short videos from Koh Tao, Thailand. The divers encountered a whale shark at Chumphon Pinnacle and they were able to capture some stunning images of the massive shark at it swims about the divers in crystal clear waters.

The two short videos were posted by Einar Barzilay and he notes that it was his first whale shark sighting in 56 dives.  Enjoy!

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.