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    Shark bite

    Anyone seen this video of what appears to be a shark biting a diverís leg in the Red Sea? https://youtu.be/1GlDTpzuB0Y

    Iíve previously read that you need to watch out for Ďthreat displaysí like rapid, jerky movements or arched back with pectorals pushed down but (notwithstanding my admittedly untutored eye) I donít see any of that.

    Would be interesting to hear what someone knowledgeable about shark behaviour would have done here (my thought is to Ďgroup up Ď with others to make a kind of shoal of divers, but I suspect I may have been too busy with my camera to think of that if I were there).

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    That's a bit scary! I found this: https://www.trackingsharks.com/broth...cord-straight/

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    Ouch!

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    Posted yesterday by Georgina
    https://www.thediveforum.com/showthr...852#post418852

    There is an interview with the diver in the earlier incident available too

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    The shark looks very agitated and is is very interested in the person in the shortie who is flapping about to start with. The group should be together, not have individual divers out on their own, people should be vertical not horizontal in the water, minimise kicking, stay still and keep eye contact with the shark. If the shark comes too close, don't swim away from it push water at it (a slate is handy for this). Above all, don't flap and thrash around as you are giving similar signals to a distressed fish that might be food.
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    My own episode when an oceanic came up from behind and tapped my camera arm


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewRawlingson View Post
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    If you play with fire, you (may) get burned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MinimalMayhem View Post
    Anyone seen this video of what appears to be a shark biting a diver’s leg in the Red Sea? https://youtu.be/1GlDTpzuB0Y

    I’ve previously read that you need to watch out for ‘threat displays’ like rapid, jerky movements or arched back with pectorals pushed down but (notwithstanding my admittedly untutored eye) I don’t see any of that.

    Would be interesting to hear what someone knowledgeable about shark behaviour would have done here (my thought is to ‘group up ‘ with others to make a kind of shoal of divers, but I suspect I may have been too busy with my camera to think of that if I were there).
    Is that shark really "attacking" It seems to me just curious or confused. Surely an attack would be faster, more direct and leave a hole or two at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Is that shark really "attacking" It seems to me just curious or confused. Surely an attack would be faster, more direct and leave a hole or two at least.
    I've since found more detail about this on other forums, turns out the diver lost most of the meat from his calf


 
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