Was this brave, all for science or just a special kind of stupid? A diver hugs an eleven foot great white shark off the coast in South Carolina. It is in the name of science. Lucky for us, it is all caught on video and lucky for the diver he lived to tell the tale.
According to the Daily Mail, wildlife photographer Taylor Horton is going viral for hugging the 11 foot great white shark so that it could be tagged. In the heart stopping video you can see Taylor wielding a tagging apparatus. Don’t worry , in theory the shark could not react because he was reportedly sedated. Not sure I would have trusted that sedation.
Horton reportedly was successful tagging the shark so now when he makes his way back around to Hilton Head we will know about it. To learn more and to see the video check out details in the Daily Mail right here.
South Carolina has been named one of the most dangerous places to be attacked by sharks. According to “A-Z Animals”, nine shark attacks occurred in South Carolina last year. But those sharks were ,of course, not under sedation. Because of the sedation, this daredevil diver hugs an 11 foot great white shark and lives to tell the tale.