Oceanic Whitetips at Elphinstone
Posted 20 November 2005 - 02:11 PM
I've learned that these sharks are curious by nature (investigating possible food).
Then why don't the sharks at Elphinstone bite? How can you be curious for days, weeks, months and years and never have a go at it?
Would/could they actually "play" with divers fins?
I have a business interest in some underwater imaging products.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 02:59 PM
To be more serious, with most food items they encounter that move as slow as a diver there isn't really any rush! Of course, their natural slow-moving food items don't suddenly climb back onto zodiacs!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:11 AM
I've had silkies, bronze whalers and duskies disco bump me like it was going out of fashion in a hurry. A pissed off tiger did chase my dive buddy around, I guess he respected my spiderman wetsuit more than Cressi. Been in the water with at least 200 hundred sharks mulling around in feeding frenzy (of course you only see 20-30 of them at one time. Only once has a silvertip nibble at my white fins (hey I was more worried about WB than my legs ok?).
They know we are not on the menu, I just think it's their way of testing us. They don't have hands ya know!
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