Diver swims with 20-foot great white shark

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/18/diver-swims-with-20-foot-great.html

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I just lost it at the “wiggling shark” graphic superimposed over the map. Genuine LOL.

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Magnificent critter, but swimming next to her is the biggest hard pass I can imagine.

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[Insert “How about no” meme here]

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marine biologist Ocean Ramsey (yes, Ocean is her first name!)

Her brother, Chum Ramsey, works in accounting.

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Uh “biggest shark,” not even close.
She is a beautiful old girl though.

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Still not as big as my “Nope!”

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Wait. So sharks aren’t vicious creatures who attack anything at a moments notice with no provocation whatsoever?!?

Dammit I need to talk to Hollywood about lying to me all these years.

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What might the “Bird Box” like fallout from this be?

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Rule #1 for swimming with sharks: don’t look like a seal.

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I thought that was #2, #1 being “Don’t swim with sharks.”

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She isn’t a “biologist,” though, is she? Googling around, it seems that “model and tour operator” are pretty close, maybe more charitably “conservation advocate.”

I’m with the marine biologists who are saying that swimming with a great white isn’t a good idea, for the diver or for the shark. And I’m deeply sympathetic to the one saying it’s not conservation but self promotion (see the WaPo story on this).

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@Exonauts

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I liked this movie when it was called Grizzly Man. (Not really, that movie was too gruesome for me!)

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Her parents may call her Ocean, but we call her Chum.

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they always look like soulless eating machines to me – how can you tell when they just want to swim around with you and be petted? seems safer to just stay far far away.

What a majestic creature.
Still, I would prefer to atmire it from a safe distance.

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