A group of divers have a lucky encounter with a giant sun fish, also known as a mola mola. These fish sun themselves and sometimes allow birds to fly down and remove parasites from them. In this amazing video, a group of shark divers swim over to the mola mola and give it a nice back scratch, removing some of the pesky parasites known as copepods. Thanks to Skyler Thomas of White Shark Video for capturing the story and Pelagic Expeditions for the experience.
When researching Great White Lies, I never received a good answer for why the Western Australian Government decided upon 3 meters being the size that determined whether sharks would be killed or not. Now they are targeting 2 meter sharks. One, when governments don't follow their own policies it sets a bad example for all of us in terms of whether the law should be respected. But more importantly it shows us that they are just making this shark cull shit up as they go. Maybe you don't like sharks and could care less what size they are killed at or whether the government follows policy or not. But you should care about the fact that a policy that is supposedly for the sake of human safety was based on arbitrary numbers. In other words, no research went into your safety policy.#nowasharkcull #nosharkcull #wsv #sharkminutes #whitesharkvideo
Debra Canabal of Epic Diving in the WSV hoodie. Get yours!
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.