Ocean debris from humans posed a serious threat to this white shark, but in a refreshing twist, humans were also the source of salvation.
This shark wrapped in rope was fortunate enough to encounter a team of good people who bravely cut him free. The opening footage of the tangled shark was shot by @silenthunterpty , two weeks later @whitesharkvideo arrived and was fortunate to witness and film the same shark healing nicely. Who would like to hear the entire story from the rescuers? Thanks everyone involved @andy_dellios @oneoceandiving @oceanicramsey @juansharks #savingsharks#oceandebris #fishingrope #whiteshark #whitesharkvideo #guadalupe #skylerthomas #wsv
Sharks have now learned that you're an easy meal,
but they were waiting til' you read about it on Facebook to act on it!
Why do white sharks roll their eye in the back of their heads when most other sharks have a nictitating membrane? Learn this and more in this week's Shark Minutes video.
So the white shark’s eye is blue…yeah, we all know that by now. But what else is there to learn about the white shark’s eye? Why is the white shark’s eye so different than many other sharks and what does that tell us about its life? Enjoy another 120 seconds of shark knowledge with Skyler Thomas of White Shark Video and cohost Dan Abbott of Understanding Sharks.
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Supporting footage by Andy Dellios. Photographs by Maarten Jozef Billen.
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Dr. Sal Jorgensen is one of the scientists whose research helped discover the White Shark Cafe in the Pacific. Last year he shared new data from his tagging projects which showed very interesting details regarding the white shark's migration from the California coast out to the middle of the Pacific and back. I smashed his years of research into a couple of minutes in this episode of Shark Minutes. Key points of interest:
1. White sharks don't seem to feed much during their migration as indicated by their relative constant speed.
2. They use their massive livers for buoyancy in the absence of a flotation bladder that bony fish have.
3. White sharks "coast" to save energy between tail beats, much like gliding birds during migration.
4. Since the energy in the liver is used to fuel the migration the liver also shrinks, thus the shark becomes less buoyant as the journey goes on.
5. The depletion of the liver coincides with the return to coastal waters to once again feed and fatten up. Such details help us understand how important it is to have a successful feeding season before attempting a long migration.
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.