Sunday, November 3, 2013

Video: Great Hammerheads Off Bimini Island in the Bahamas

Great hammerhead in Bimini
Here's a very informative and beautiful video featuring several great hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas.

The video was just uploaded to Vimeo but was shot in February 2013. According to the videographer, he was on a tiger shark diving trip to Tiger Beach when they made a side trip to Bimini to spend some time observing great hammerheads.

Biminis is considered to be one of the best places in the world for divers to view the great hammerhead which is one of the largest predatory sharks in the ocean.

Great hammerhead sharks at Bimini 
During the one and half days of diving at Bimini, the videographer was rewarded with four great sightings including two that were pregnant.

The video includes narration explaining the many facets which make the great hammerhead so unique in the shark kingdom.

It should be noted that despite its large size and rather intimidating look, attacks on humans by the great hammerhead are extremely rare.  The shark is known for acting in a rather inquisitive manner when in the presence of divers.

Video posted by Sharkman.Ed and is about 5 minutes in length.  It was dedicated to those "magnificent fish."
Photo is a screenshot