Ils filment une plongée incroyable avec un grand requin blanc



Des plongeurs ont nagé à Hawaï avec un des plus gros requins blancs jamais observé par l’homme.

En début de semaine à Hawaï, plusieurs requins avaient été observés près de la rive en train de dévorer une carcasse de cachalot. C’est probablement ce festin qui a attiré d’autres spécimens dont cette énorme femelle de six mètres de long qui est elle aussi venue faire un petit tour au large de l’île d’Oahu.

Des plongeurs ont alors sauté sur l’occasion pour se joindre à elle. « On a vu quelques requins tigres et elle est ensuite arrivée. Tous les autres requins se sont éparpillés. »

« C’est alors qu’elle a commencé à se frotter contre le bateau », a raconté Ocean Ramsey, plongeuse professionnelle et spécialiste des requins, au journal Honolulu Star Adviser. « C’était juste un beau gros et gentil colosse qui voulait utiliser notre bateau pour se gratter ».

Ocean Ramsey a nagé pendant plusieurs heures avec le requin et pris des clichés et vidéos magnifiques de ce moment. Selon elle, le requin devait être âgé d’au moins 50 ans et peser environ 2,5 tonnes. Cette femelle devait également probablement être en gestation étant donné sa taille.

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This is a photo I took from yesterday that really justifies this sharks size with @oceanramsey swimming just underneath her pectoral fin. The reality is that this experience should not be such a rare event. White sharks and most species of sharks are disappearing at a alarming rate. There are so many human impacts, but the biggest reason that these impacts on shark populations continue is the perception that sharks like Deep Blue are monsters and that they are actively targeting humans as a food source. This perception and fear of sharks stops people from caring enough to make a change. However I’m seeing the change in perception grow and it needs to keep growing. This caption below is a repost from @originaldiving – – – – – – If this photo demonstrates one thing, it's that sharks are not man-eating monsters to be feared or hunted, they are beautiful, living marine creatures that should be respected and protected – shark numbers are dwindling from fishing pressures and by spreading awareness you can help international efforts to preserve these gentle giants. #cagethefear #replacefearwithfacts #ApexPredatorNotMonster #helpsavesharks #savingjaws diving with @oneoceandiving team @mermaid_kayleigh @forrest.in.focus @camgrantphotography

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@oceanramsey gently guides one of the largest documented #GreatWhiteSharks away from our @oneoceandiving shark research boat in #HAWAII #Oahu The first great white shark I ever swam with was in 2005 off my home #Haleiwa with a similarly large great #whiteshark who also rocked the boat I was on at the time working with sharks. I guess I am lucky that history repeats and not much has changed which made me confident but not complacent during this encounter but what has changed is shark populations are severely declining but for the first time ever I’ve seen this huge shift in perception in the last 5 years mostly due to imagery and the work that @oceanramsey and the team at #oneoceandiving and @oneoceandiving program and conservation and research division does (with people like @mermaid_kayleigh and @forrest.in.focus ). I hope my conservation images like this help people to question their perceptions and realize the beauty, and importance of sharks and I hope that they inspire the kind of compassion and connection we need to have with nature and sharks, to help protect them and #coexist along side them. You don’t have to love them but they do need to exist, they are absolutely critical for the health of marine ecosystems which all life relies on. Yesterday I filled up 500gb with just photos so many more videos and photos to share from this incredible encounter that lasted al day. #grateful #helpsavesharks #savesharks #sharks #shark #discoversharks #greatwhiteshark #sealegacy #oneoceanconservation #greatwhiteshakhawaii #whitesharkhawaii

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Si les requins ne posent que rarement des problèmes à Hawaï, ce n’est pas le cas sur l’île de La Réunion, où la crise requin sévit depuis plusieurs années maintenant. Regardez le reportage de 2013 de l’émission Riding Zone sur le sujet.