Diving with sharks always has the potential for danger, especially during feeding time when the ocean predators are on high alert to try and find their next meal.
But sometimes, in order to get the most information possible to help researchers understand species at the highest level, some risks need to be taken.
Scientist Eric Ritter uses an amazing robotic shark to get an up-close and personal look at the life of bull sharks, and the footage he is able to capture is absolutely amazing.
When he decides to enter the water during a feeding frenzy to try to discover what triggers the rare attack on humans, the sharks behavior is surprising, especially to those who might fear sharks. Eric believes attacks on humans are more likely to be accidental or warnings rather than predatory.
Information like this is critical in the understanding of these creatures and how to best interact with them in the wild.
Check out the video below and see the results of Eric’s swim with the sharks as he tests his theory.Whizzco