Sunday, November 30, 2014

Video: Intense Hands On Encounter with Tiger Shark at Tiger Beach

Jim Abernethy swims with tiger shark
Jim Abernethy, with Scuba Adventures, has posted a video from Tiger Beach in the Bahamas which shows some intense interaction with a tiger shark named Tarantino. In the description, he notes that the tiger shark is "expressing love" and we see the shark repeatedly approach the divers.

In the video narrative, the encounter is described as such:
Jim Abernethy swims and shows love for a tiger shark at tiger beach
I would like to share with you a very special encounter that I had this past week at Tiger Beach. An old friend I have known for nearly a decade appeared, Tarantino, a large affectionate tiger shark.  I was so happy to see her I jumped out in front of my camera and gave her some love and affection not realizing that I was drifting away in the strong current.  I had to swim back and hoped my encounter wasn't over.  And as I looked back I was so happy to see her coming back into my arms where i could giver her more of what she really wanted... 
I wish there was some way that I could get the world to see what these beautiful creatures are really like so we can end the needless slaughter and keep our oceans healthy not only for them but for our own existance on the planet. 
As noted, the video was posted by Jim Abernathy and is 2 1/2 minutes in length.
Photos are video screenshot.

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