Can you spot the scalloped hammerhead shark in this photo? 👀🔨! just like humans, shark behavior varies not only by species but also by each individual shark. most sharks are very wary of human presence and take a more cautious approach to interacting with humans and even other sharks. it’s actually very hard to get close to a shark unless you remain very calm, slow, and seemingly uninterested in them. this is not how the media likes to portray sharks because fear sells. in my more rare observations @oneoceandiving, hammerheads tend to be one of the shyest species we see. on this particular day, we had a more confident hammerhead that @camgrantphotography was able to get some photos of! this is as close as i could get to film the shark before it would slip away into the deep blue. @waterinspired 💙
You spin me right round baby, right round like a dolphin, baby, right round, right round. • •
swirling and twirling with our #wildandfree dolphins
what we have going here, the interspecies relationship, learning from each other, under the water,eye to eye, is a thing to celebrate. •
noaa and nmfs want to shut this down. close off beach access, fine people $100,000 and incarcerate for up to a year, if violated. the organization claims to be “protecting” the dolphins based on inaccurate, biased “science” which was partially funded by #dolphinquest, a captative dolphin industry. •
meanwhile noaa is silently pushing through legislation to offer permits to the navy to k**l hundreds of thousands of dolphins and whales every year to practice war-games by blasting sonar. oh and people, they want to do this during humpback whale birthing season. •
there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation going around. it’s helpful to do your own research. search out people, search out organizations, search out truth. it’s there. it can be found. •
may we all swim free.