Watch This Startling Shark Attack and Appreciate All That Cameras Do

There is a good chance this video will make you jump.  You may even pee your pants just a little.  The REMUS SharkCam equipped with GoPro cameras gives us a clear view of what it would be like to be attacked by a great white.  Watching this video I couldn't help but appreciate how cameras have opened the world to us.  How else could we experience something like this...  

 

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS "SharkCam" underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they bargained for.

 
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Suddenly I'm OK with living in a part of the world where the sea isn't all that warm.

I don't know where you live but there are great whites up both US coasts where the water is MUCH colder than on the Mexican coast.

Hopefully global warming hasn't chased the great whites all the way to Sweden just yet =)

Matthew Taggart's picture

You're gonna need a bigger camera. . .

Oh geez. Isn't anyone using GoPros to study dolphins or something cute and friendly?

Kristi Woody's picture

Fascinating!

David Geffin's picture

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough"

Thanks, but i'll take crap pictures in this instance Mr Capa, good day to you sir!

Adrian J Nyaoi's picture

Even with the warning I still jump up

I hope the scientists look into the sound of that machine. It seemed as though the sharks were tying to get rid of the sound it made not so much protecting it's hunting area. If u think about it almost all animal in the ocean have very acute hearing and the sounds they make are unique to their environment. The sound of that motor was probably extremely irritating to shark with such astute hearing. Sharks and killer whale are he best hunters in the ocean. They rely almost entirely in their hearing at such distance. This is how they can stalk their prey without being seen or even heard. I would hope scientist create a new one with a almost soundless motor. Every sound for these animals is like an echo. All I can think of is like that one sound you hear when u r trying to sleep and how annoying it gets. Well if you are a shark u have the choice to destroy it.

Ralph Berrett's picture

That is one cool fishing lure. I wonder if they have one for Bass?