"Why The Plastic Bottle?: Part 1/2"
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🔵Maestro's Notes: Please read first before reacting. This is something very interesting which I too learned as I saw this amazing post from Shark Behaviourist and Conservationist, Founder of Shark Education, Dive Instructor, Speaker, Author and Underwater Cameraman, Steven Surina @ - I surely had among my best Oceanic whitetip shark interactions last week!!! The presence of mature males around the islands disturbes the sub-adults females and creates competition and frustration. Adding to that the more and more presence of boats and divers do not put the pressure down between the competitors. During that dive I used for education purposes a plastic bottle which recreates the noise of a fish being eaten. After the thousand of dives I had with these beauty I wasn't expecting such up close interactions like these ones. Believe it or not they were no food in the water even if the behaviour should prove the opposite. I had 26 witnesses underwater that could tell you it was only natural interactions and they experienced for good how this amazing pelagic shark respond here to sound stimulants.
A gift from the ocean.
The oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), also known as Brown Milbert's sand bar shark, brown shark, lesser white shark, nigano shark, oceanic white-tipped whaler, and silvertip shark, is a large pelagic requiem shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. Its stocky body is most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded fins. Recent studies show steeply declining populations because its large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup, and as with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range.