This amazing footage of a green seaturtle rescue off the Coast of Hawaii courtesy of @bentinhomassaro and @deanfreediver featuring current World Freediving Record Holder, New Zealand's @willtrubridge - “I would normally never lay hands on a turtle in the wild, but this little one was in a bit of trouble. A fishing hook was lodged very firmly in its mouth, trailing a length of fishing line down its body. The turtle was constantly stopping to try and wipe its face with one flipper in a futile attempt to get rid of the line. The hook would have eventually rusted out, but not before causing a huge amount of pain and frustration to the turtle as well as putting it in all sorts of secondary dangers. It took me three dives to finally catch the turtle and bring it to the surface, where we could use a pair of pliers to pull the hook out. Unfortunately the camera battery died before we finished, so we didn’t capture that happy moment when it took off with a fresh burst of speed!” by @bentinhomassaro, turtle dentistry by @deanfreediver and a helpful diveboat captain, and thank you Tam for alerting me to the turtle’s plight! Via @maestro320
There’s a beautiful place below the surface that’s inhabited by amazing living creatures. @perrinjames1 illustrates this perfectly with this epic, inspirational clip. Music: @twofeetmusic “I feel like I’m drowning”
The Great White Shark is not only the largest most impressive hunter in the ocean, it’s also the 3rd fastest shark. It can swim at 25 mph, which is very impressive considering its massive body size! In fact, it’s their huge size that helps it propel so quickly. They move their powerful lunate tail and the movement is increased by the power of the force of their weight. Via @calypsostarcharters.videos
This baby silk shark had a hook stuck in its mouth. Luckily, @lizparkinson1 knew just what to do. By twisting it’s tail slightly, the shark entered a state of tonic immobility which allowed her to safely remove the hook. Well done, Liz!
This amazing footage of a bonnethead shark (aka shovel head shark) getting up close and personal with @supluv’s paddle board! The shark was curious about the board and when it touched it, things got a bit crazy! 🤪 What an amazing experience!
This video shows that Orcas may be capable of mimicking human language. This is just one more reason why Orcas should not be held in captivity. Their intelligence surely allows them to understand that they are being held against their will. Maybe captive Orcas can learn how to say “set me free”! Via YT user The Telegraph
@big_ben1967 “Enjoying the Magdalena Bay Gray Whales as a family was an unbelievable encounter that we will never forget!” The whale mothers actually encourage their babies to approach the boats, so luring with food doesn’t take place. It’s as though they like their barnacles scratched. They’re super comfortable with human encounters!