Hawaii Diver Swims With Record Breaking Largest Great White Shark | TODAY
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Hawaii Diver Swims With Record Breaking Largest Great White Shark | TODAY

September 16, 2019


FIRST, HOW SHE MANAGED TO CAPTURE SOME OF THE BEST CAPTURE SOME OF THE BEST INSTAGRAM PHOTOS EVER. INSTAGRAM PHOTOS EVER.>>IT LOOKS LIKE A SCENE>>IT LOOKS LIKE A SCENE STRAIGHT OUT OF STEVEN STRAIGHT OUT OF STEVEN SPIELBERG’S THRILLER “JAWS” BUT SPIELBERG’S THRILLER “JAWS” BUT FOR MARINE BIOLOGIST OCEAN FOR MARINE BIOLOGIST OCEAN RAMSEY, THIS RARE SIGHTING OF A RAMSEY, THIS RARE SIGHTING OF A GREAT WHITE TELLS THE REAL STORY GREAT WHITE TELLS THE REAL STORY OF THE OCEAN’S FIERCEST OF THE OCEAN’S FIERCEST PREDATOR. PREDATOR. RAMSEY AND A TEAM OF DIVERS WERE RAMSEY AND A TEAM OF DIVERS WERE STUDYING TIGER SHARKS ON TUESDAY STUDYING TIGER SHARKS ON TUESDAY WHEN THEY ENCOUNTERED THE WHEN THEY ENCOUNTERED THE ENORMOUS PREDATOR AND CAPTURED ENORMOUS PREDATOR AND CAPTURED THE DRAMATIC INTERACTION ON THE DRAMATIC INTERACTION ON FILM. FILM. RAMSEY ESTIMATES THE SHARK, A RAMSEY ESTIMATES THE SHARK, A FEMALE, TIPS THE SCALES AT OVER FEMALE, TIPS THE SCALES AT OVER TWO TONS, AND IT’S EIGHT FEET TWO TONS, AND IT’S EIGHT FEET WIDE AND NEARLY 20 FEET LONG, WIDE AND NEARLY 20 FEET LONG, MAKING IT ONE OF THE LARGEST IN MAKING IT ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD AND THE OLDEST, TOO, THE WORLD AND THE OLDEST, TOO, 50 YEARS OLD. 50 YEARS OLD. TO REALLY GRASP THE ENORMITY OF TO REALLY GRASP THE ENORMITY OF THIS GREAT WHITE, A YELLOW THIS GREAT WHITE, A YELLOW SCHOOL BUS WOULD SURPASS IT IN SCHOOL BUS WOULD SURPASS IT IN LENGTH BY TEN FEET. LENGTH BY TEN FEET. IT STANDS AS TALL AS AN ADULT IT STANDS AS TALL AS AN ADULT GIRAFFE. GIRAFFE. ONE THEORY IS THAT THIS SHARK IS ONE THEORY IS THAT THIS SHARK IS DEEP BLUE FEATURED IN THE DEEP BLUE FEATURED IN THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S CELEBRATED DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S CELEBRATED SHARK WEEK. SHARK WEEK. THAT GREAT WHITE WAS FIRST THAT GREAT WHITE WAS FIRST TAGGED BY RESEARCHERS IN MEXICO TAGGED BY RESEARCHERS IN MEXICO 20 YEARS AGO. 20 YEARS AGO. IF IT IS DEEP BLUE, RAMSEY IF IT IS DEEP BLUE, RAMSEY SUGGESTS SHE COULD BE PREGNANT SUGGESTS SHE COULD BE PREGNANT AND CHASING WHALES IN THE AREA AND CHASING WHALES IN THE AREA FOR FOOD. FOR FOOD. RAMSEY HAS TRAVELED THE GLOBE RAMSEY HAS TRAVELED THE GLOBE STUDYING SHARKS, AND HAS STUDYING SHARKS, AND HAS DEDICATED HER LIFE TO THEIR DEDICATED HER LIFE TO THEIR CONSERVATION CONSERVATION CONSERVATION. CONSERVATION. SHE HOPES THESE STUNNING IMAGES SHE HOPES THESE STUNNING IMAGES WILL HELP PROTECT WHAT SHE CALLS WILL HELP PROTECT WHAT SHE CALLS THE OCEAN’S MOST MISUNDERSTOOD THE OCEAN’S MOST MISUNDERSTOOD CREATURES. CREATURES. AND WE ARE JOINED NOW FROM AND WE ARE JOINED NOW FROM HAWAII BY OCEAN RAMSEY, THE HAWAII BY OCEAN RAMSEY, THE MARINE BIOLOGIST AND SHARK MARINE BIOLOGIST AND SHARK RESEARCHER SEEN IN THOSE RESEARCHER SEEN IN THOSE DRAMATIC VIDEOS. DRAMATIC VIDEOS. OCEAN, GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR OCEAN, GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. BEING WITH US.>>ALOHA AND THANKS FOR HAVING>>ALOHA AND THANKS FOR HAVING ME. ME.>>WHAT A DAY YOU HAD.>>WHAT A DAY YOU HAD. I KNOW YOU DO THIS FOR A LIVING, I KNOW YOU DO THIS FOR A LIVING, BUT THIS HAD TO BE THE MOMENT OF BUT THIS HAD TO BE THE MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE? YOUR LIFE?>>ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING,>>ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING, HEART MELTING, OVERJOYED TO BE HEART MELTING, OVERJOYED TO BE APPROACHED BY THIS BIG, APPROACHED BY THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL, MASSIVE I THINK BEAUTIFUL, MASSIVE I THINK GRANDMA SHARK. GRANDMA SHARK. I THINK SHE’S DEFINITELY OLD TO I THINK SHE’S DEFINITELY OLD TO BE THAT LARGE AND I MEAN, IT BE THAT LARGE AND I MEAN, IT FILLS MY HEART WITH JOY AND FILLS MY HEART WITH JOY AND TAKES MY BREATH AWAY, AND IT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY, AND IT KIND OF BREAKS MY HEART AT THE KIND OF BREAKS MY HEART AT THE SAME TIME TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, SAME TIME TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, BECAUSE I JUST REALIZED THAT BECAUSE I JUST REALIZED THAT MOMENTS LIKE THIS ARE MOMENTS LIKE THIS ARE INCREASINGLY RARE BECAUSE SHARK INCREASINGLY RARE BECAUSE SHARK POPULATIONS ARE BEING WIPED OUT POPULATIONS ARE BEING WIPED OUT FOR SHARK FIN SOUP AND SHARK FOR SHARK FIN SOUP AND SHARK FINNING. FINNING.>>AS THIS 20 FOOT SHARK>>AS THIS 20 FOOT SHARK APPROACHES YOU, HOW DID YOU NOT APPROACHES YOU, HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT YOU WERE IN GREAT KNOW THAT YOU WERE IN GREAT DANGER? DANGER?>>I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH SHARKS>>I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH SHARKS ALL AROUND THE WORLD, OVER 30 ALL AROUND THE WORLD, OVER 30 SPECIES, SPECIFICALLY GREAT SPECIES, SPECIFICALLY GREAT WHITES OVER TEN YEARS, AND I WHITES OVER TEN YEARS, AND I WORKDAYLY, ACTIVELY. WORKDAYLY, ACTIVELY. THAT’S WHY I WAS OUT IN THE THAT’S WHY I WAS OUT IN THE WATER WITH MY RESEARCH TEAM WE WATER WITH MY RESEARCH TEAM WE WERE DOCUMENTING SHARKS AND WERE DOCUMENTING SHARKS AND BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR. WE NEVER WOULD IMAGINE WE WOULD WE NEVER WOULD IMAGINE WE WOULD BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE GRACED BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE GRACED WITH THE PRESENCE OF THIS WITH THE PRESENCE OF THIS MASSIVE, BIG, BEAUTIFUL FEMALE MASSIVE, BIG, BEAUTIFUL FEMALE WHITE SHARK. WHITE SHARK. ABSOLUTELY THRILLED. ABSOLUTELY THRILLED. SHE’S AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL, AND SHE’S AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL, AND IT’S JUST SO SAD THAT SO MANY IT’S JUST SO SAD THAT SO MANY PEOPLE OUT AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE OUT AROUND THE WORLD SEEING HER WOULD THINK MONSTER SEEING HER WOULD THINK MONSTER AND WANT TO KILL HER BECAUSE OF, AND WANT TO KILL HER BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW, MOVIES LIKE “JAWS” SO YOU KNOW, MOVIES LIKE “JAWS” SO PEOPLE ARE AFRAID. PEOPLE ARE AFRAID. TRUTHFULLY THEY SWIM PAST TRUTHFULLY THEY SWIM PAST SURFERS SWIMMERS, AND DIVERS ALL SURFERS SWIMMERS, AND DIVERS ALL DAY EVERY DAY, AND IT’S SO RARE DAY EVERY DAY, AND IT’S SO RARE THEY EVER MAKE A MISTAKE. THEY EVER MAKE A MISTAKE. LESS THAN TEN HUMAN FATALITIES LESS THAN TEN HUMAN FATALITIES GLOBALLY ANNUALLY. GLOBALLY ANNUALLY. YET PEOPLE KILL 70 TO 100 YET PEOPLE KILL 70 TO 100 MILLION SHARKS A YEAR. MILLION SHARKS A YEAR.>>YOU’VE BEEN DOING THIS>>YOU’VE BEEN DOING THIS RESEARCH, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A RESEARCH, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A GREAT WAY TO GET THE MESSAGE GREAT WAY TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT OUT, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR SHARK, WHICH I THIS PARTICULAR SHARK, WHICH I KNOW YOU’RE LOOKING INTO THIS KNOW YOU’RE LOOKING INTO THIS WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS ACTUALLY WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS ACTUALLY A SHARK THAT WAS ENCOUNTERED OFF A SHARK THAT WAS ENCOUNTERED OFF THE COAST OF MEXICO, AS I THE COAST OF MEXICO, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, 2,500 MILES AWAY? UNDERSTAND IT, 2,500 MILES AWAY? HOW DO YOU — WHY DO YOU THINK HOW DO YOU — WHY DO YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE THAT SAME SHARK WHO IT MIGHT BE THAT SAME SHARK WHO I THINK HER NAME WAS DEEP BLUE? I THINK HER NAME WAS DEEP BLUE?>>I THINK IT MIGHT BE DEEP BLUE>>I THINK IT MIGHT BE DEEP BLUE BECAUSE OF THE PIGMENTATION OR BECAUSE OF THE PIGMENTATION OR THE COLOR PATTERN ACROSS THE THE COLOR PATTERN ACROSS THE GILLS. GILLS. I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM DR. MAURICO, WHERE DEEP BLUE WAS DR. MAURICO, WHERE DEEP BLUE WAS FIRST SPOTTED. FIRST SPOTTED. HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE WATER WITH HER. WATER WITH HER. I MESSAGED HIM. I MESSAGED HIM. I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK UNTIL I I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK UNTIL I SAY FOR SURE IT’S HER. SAY FOR SURE IT’S HER. EITHER WAY THIS IS THE LARGEST EITHER WAY THIS IS THE LARGEST WHITE SHARK I’VE EVER SEEN, AND WHITE SHARK I’VE EVER SEEN, AND I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM FOR I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM FOR OVER TEN YEARS, AND THE OVER TEN YEARS, AND THE ABSOLUTELY MOST INCREDIBLE ABSOLUTELY MOST INCREDIBLE INDIVIDUAL. INDIVIDUAL. I’M SO HUMBLED TO BE IN THE I’M SO HUMBLED TO BE IN THE WATER WITH HER. WATER WITH HER. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE INSPIRED TO HELP PROTECT THEM SO INSPIRED TO HELP PROTECT THEM SO MAYBE MOMENTS LIKE THAT ARE MAYBE MOMENTS LIKE THAT ARE POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE.>>HEY, OCEAN, THERE’S SOMETHING>>HEY, OCEAN, THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THIS SHARK, THIS ELSE ABOUT THIS SHARK, THIS 50-YEAR-OLD SHARK. 50-YEAR-OLD SHARK. YOU THINK THAT SHE MIGHT BE YOU THINK THAT SHE MIGHT BE ESPECIALLY LARGE FOR ANOTHER ESPECIALLY LARGE FOR ANOTHER REASON, WHY IS THAT? REASON, WHY IS THAT?>>SHE COULD BE POTENTIALLY>>SHE COULD BE POTENTIALLY PREGNANT OR SHE MAY BE VERY PREGNANT OR SHE MAY BE VERY FULL. FULL. WE DID OBSERVE HER GOING OVER WE DID OBSERVE HER GOING OVER AND FEEDING OFF OF A DEAD SPERM AND FEEDING OFF OF A DEAD SPERM WHALE CARCASS THAT WAS IN THE WHALE CARCASS THAT WAS IN THE GENERAL VICINITY. GENERAL VICINITY. EITHER WAY SHE’S A BIG, HEALTHY EITHER WAY SHE’S A BIG, HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL, AND I JUST HOPE THAT INDIVIDUAL, AND I JUST HOPE THAT SHE SURVIVES BECAUSE WE NEED SHE SURVIVES BECAUSE WE NEED MORE BIG HEALTHY PREGNANT FEMALE MORE BIG HEALTHY PREGNANT FEMALE SHARKS OUT THERE AT THE RATE SHARKS OUT THERE AT THE RATE THAT SHARKS ARE BEING KILLED. THAT SHARKS ARE BEING KILLED.>>OCEAN, IT’S INCREDIBLE, WHAT>>OCEAN, IT’S INCREDIBLE, WHAT AN EXPERIENCE, IT’S SO WONDERFUL AN EXPERIENCE, IT’S SO WONDERFUL YOU HAVE THE PICTURES TO YOU HAVE THE PICTURES TO DOCUMENT IT AND SHARE THEM WITH DOCUMENT IT AND SHARE THEM WITH US. US. CAN YOU REALLY HOLD YOUR BREATH CAN YOU REALLY HOLD YOUR BREATH SIX MINUTES BY THE WAY? SIX MINUTES BY THE WAY?>>OVER SIX AND A HALF MINUTES>>OVER SIX AND A HALF MINUTES UNDER WATER. UNDER WATER. AS I SWIM AND DRINK A LOT OF AS I SWIM AND DRINK A LOT OF CAFFEINE, THAT NUMBER GOES DOWN. CAFFEINE, THAT NUMBER GOES DOWN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WITH US. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WITH US. WE APPRECIATE IT.

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  1. Being from Australia where there's plenty of dangerous animals Inc great white bull and tiger shark's in our waters, I will have to say that I am impressed by the chick that swam with a great white outside of the cage.. you have big balls if you try it here u can end up getting attacked

  2. One drop of blood in the water and she’s not doing this interview. They are harmonious however add a little bit of blood into the water and the light switch comes on. She’s not playing with a full deck and isn’t being 100% truthful about how volatile these animals really are. I’ve seen sharks while fishing at the cape and they aren’t swimming pets. Just a matter of time

  3. you wountnt say this if you were the girl that had her hand and feet eaten 🤨🤨😐😐😐 and the dead boy this year !!!

  4. I read that white sharks show aggression through the position of their pectoral fins. When they're horizontally they're relaxed and when they point downwards they're up to no good. According to this, this big shark was very relaxed.

  5. Remember, we need to seed the oceans with more beautiful and misunderstood Great White sharks. They don’t actually mean to eat humans. It’s always an accident. Oops.

  6. Did she just say that the shark was 50 years old??? How does she know that?Was she there when that shark was born!?!!!!

  7. love and kindness makes the diiference all animals know when we mean them love or harm, the reason this diver can swim with the shark with out being attacked is because the shark knows the diver has love and positive energy and means it no harm yes animals can sense our intentions even if they are sharks all animals should be treated with love and respect

  8. She's gotten lucky so far next time she might not be so lucky just like the girl that got attacked at SeaWorld by the orca she thought she could trust.

  9. Divers get to appreciate sharks. Problem is it ocean Ramsey was tossed overboard a ship & simply dangling on surface of water treading water & one of those sharks hit her hard one small bite could be fatal.

  10. Probably heavily pregnant or stuffed with seals. Not gonna lie, you could say that’s a young Megalodon if you’re into that craze (it’s not)

  11. Not racist….BUT WHITE PEOPLE R SUCH DAREDEVILS THO 😂😂😂 US BLACK FOLKS WOULDN'T GO 10 FEET OF DAT MAMMOTH SHARK, 20 FEET IS UNHEARD OF MOST SHARKS BE AROUND 10-12 FEET N CONSIDER BIG SO 20FT GREAT WHITE SHARK IS UNBELIEVABLE N IM PRETTY MUCH CONVINCED THEIR BIGGER SHARKS THAN DAT PROBABLY….MEGALODON IS OUT THEIR SOMEWHERE 30 FEET LONG OR MORE 😰😰 and OCEAN RAMSEY IS GORGEOUS 😍😍

  12. Tell this bs to the spirit of the man who was eaten whole by a great white off the coast of LA Jolla, California in 1959. Sharks are predatorial creatures who strike their prey from the bottom up like a missle! This would paralyze any man with fear

  13. I love Youtube. You watch a marine biologist doing her job and all of a sudden everyone knows more about sharks than she does and will happily spend a few minutes telling you exactly why she shouldn't be doing what she's doing. Nevermind the fact that those who study predators will more than likely become a meal for the predators they study…..she has been studying predators for years and is still alive to tell the tale and try to think less about what could become of her and why she is doing it in the first place. She is trying to send the message that millions of shark are killed each year, whereas only 10 humans on average per year lose their lives to shark.

  14. I commend her for her courage but this is not going end well. This is a apex predator that has also been responsible for attacking and killing humans. I understand these sharks dont see humans as their natural prey and most attacks may be mistaken identity. These predators are not playful whales or Orcas. I really prey this woman never suffers an attack.

  15. Me: so what did you do today?

    Ocean: well… I got to casually held a fin of 50 yrs old, two ton heavy, 20ft or 7 shaqs high Great White Shark and swam with her for a bit. You?

    Me: stares .. oh you know.. this and that

  16. Completely irresponsible. No reputable marine biologist would ever do something like this. This was not Deep Blue, it was “Haole Girl.”

  17. Why would anyone name their child ocean. Why. I mean what other profeesion could they have other than something aquatic. Really. Its like naming your kid burger. They are doomed for fast food

  18. Since sharks roamed the Earth much before humans existed, they already had a long history when people met them. In several cultures that
    developed near the coasts, men knew them and even had a respectful relationship with sharks.

    Hawaiian culture, believe that hammerhead shark swimming by is a sign that the gods are watching over the families, and the oceans are clean and balanced.

    It was the Greek philosopher Aristotle who called the sharks “selache,” a name that is still in the superorder that groups the sharks (Selachimorpha). Aristotle explained that the sharks mated together in a way similar to that of dogs, but they joined their bellies.

    By the year 3000 B.C. The Phoenicians represented in painted pottery beings very similar to sharks attacking a person. Roman historian and naturalist Pliny the Elder (23 A.D. – 79 A.D.) described sharks as creatures that attacked pearl hunters.

    The Islamic culture was aware of the sharks that inhabited the Tigris River. In his book “The Wonders of Creation and the Curiosities of Existence,” Zakariya Quazwini created a part which included a description of the sharks and the fear they inspired.

    Even the Aztecs had knowledge about the danger of sharks. When they went out to the ocean, they placed rows of chilies hanging from their canoes so that sharks did not approach while they were fishing.

  19. I'm trying to break my fear of open ocean swimming because I want to surf ( bucket list) and a triathlon ( also bucket list) I live in California but terrified of deep open water.

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