Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Video: Diver Goes Deep to Remove Shark Hook

Diver removes hook from shark.
When removing an old fishing hook from a shark while diving, it is quite clear from this video that you better have the correct equipment.  In this case, a good quality chain mail dive suit with matching shark resistant gloves are essential.

The video lacked much background detail but the poster stated that in her daily dives & work with sharks, she is always removing hooks from their mouths.  She notes that this removal was particularly difficult and that after putting the shark in a tonic state, she had to go in deep to reach the hook.

Some folks suggest that it is better to leave the hook and allow it to rust and ultimately fall out.  But in our opinion if you can safely remove a hook, there is little doubt the shark will be better off.  Kudos to the diver!

The video was posted on Vimeo by christina and is 1:02 in length.

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