Saturday, October 4, 2014

Video: Diver Crusises Along with Bullhead Shark

Port Jackson shark  (bullhead shark) swimming along in Gordon's Bay Sydney AustraliaWhat a great video of a Port Jackson shark (from the bullhead shark family).  This freediver captures some excellent video of this shark swimming at full stride in Gordon's Bay in Sydney, Australia. And although the diver is swimming behind the shark, he has his GoPro camera extended in front of the moving shark.

Bullhead sharks are bottom-dwellers and are known for being somewhat clumsy swimmers compared to many of their counterparts.  As you can clearly see in the video, they do not move about as graceful as most sharks but instead they tend to wiggle as they swim. The sharks are found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and their diet consists of mollusks, crabs, and sea urchins.

Video of Port Jackson shark  (bullhead shark) swimming in Australia
The odd looking bullhead shark gets its name because it has a blunt, short head with high ridges above its eyes.  They reach a maximum size of about 4 feet in length and are not considered dangerous to humans.  Although, like any wild animal, they may bite if  harassed and according to the International Shark Attack File, there has been only one reported shark bite incident.

The video was posted by The Friendly Faces and is just under 30 seconds in length.  Also, as an aside, if you've always been waiting to see pigs fly, maybe this video of a pig swimming will do the trick instead.  C'mon, you have to admit this little shark looks just
a bit pig-like.
Photo is a screenshot.