Stefanovic introduced the segment looking at new technology that has allowed cameramen for the Discovery Channel to get closer than ever while filming great whites. Their new underwater vessels include a mobile cage called the W.A.S.P (Water Armour Shark Protection) that enables divers to walk along the ocean floor while filming sharks, although being that close to the predators does not look to be a comfortable experience. I am with you Karl. Never again.
When a zookeeper tossed a fish into a crocodile enclosure, one croc decided he didn’t want to have a fish for lunch, but rather he wanted a taste of his own kind instead. He then took a massive bite out of another crocodile’s leg, ripped it off by quickly rolling in the dirt, then ate the leg whole.
A tradition in the Town of Rosas, in Catalonia, is to celebrate the summer festival by dropping ducks into the sea, and participants attempt to catch them. The event receives some attention from animal rights activists, who claim the tradition could be stressful to the birds. One activist filming the scene capture some animal cruelty up-close!
A fisherman in Sydney got the shock of a lifetime when a distressed baleen whale swam up next to his boat. Ivan Iskenderian, 20, was fishing with some friends in Sydney’s Middle Harbour when the gentle giant made its presence known, nudging his boat. After some close inspection, the fishermen noticed a plastic bag and fishing line caught around the whale’s mouth. When the whale surfaced within arm’s reach, Iskenderian was able to free the whale from the bag and fishing wire. What a legend.
Attendees were screaming when one of the bulls was charging towards a crowd attacking a man with his horns. Residents shortly after pulled the man away to safety and called an ambulance. Both men had to be brought to hospital and are being treated. They are both said to be in a stable condition. Such magnificent beasts bulls are, play with fire, and get burned my bleeding unconscious friend.
New footage has emerged of a 20-foot-long great white shark named ‘Deep Blue’ which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. The footage was captured by shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island in 2013, but wasn’t released until now because he had only recently found the recording on his computer. The video shows the enormous apex predator swimming near researchers in steel cages, with one bold enough to be swimming outside the protection of the protective metal bars.
Dustin McCaslin flew his drone above Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California, and found a shark swimming within feet of unsuspecting surfers. “McCaslin said he took the footage to a lifeguard, who confirmed it looked “very sharky” and was likely around 10 feet long. The lifeguard followed protocol and went out to investigate, McCaslin said.” This has been your friendly reminder of the day to never go in a body of water unless you’re forced by gun point, not even a bath tub.