Great White Naps for First Time on Camera


Narrator:
THE ROBOT SUB CATCHES UP
WITH THE BIG FEMALE CLOSE TO SHORE
IN SHALLOW WATER. OH, WHAT — LOOKING HERE. IT’S FOLLOWING THE BOTTOM.
[ HUMMING ] WHEN IT’S IN SHALLOW,
IT’S HUGGING THE BOTTOM. Stokey: IT’S HUGGING
THE BOTTOM, YEAH. WHEN THAT LIGHT GOES OUT,
THEY CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR. NOW WE’RE SEEING IT.
IT’S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Narrator: THE BIG FEMALE SHARK HEADS AWAY FROM
THE TWIN CANYONS SEAL COLONY, MOVING IN A STRAIGHT LINE SLOWLY DOWN
THE EAST SIDE OF GUADALUPE. SHE’S SWIMMING INTO A THREE-KILOMETERS-PER-HOUR
CURRENT. THE TRACK
IS JUST ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. DURING THE DAY,
THE SHARK IS STAYING DEEP WAITING FOR SOME PREY ITEM
TO COME ABOVE THEM SO THEY CAN FEED ON IT. DURING THE NIGHT, WE’RE SEEING
VERY, VERY DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR. THE SHARK IS HUGGING
THE SHORELINE, MORE OR LESS. IT’S STAYING CLOSE
TO THE BOTTOM. WE’RE SEEING THAT HAPPEN
RIGHT NOW WITH THIS SHARK AS WE TRACK IT
ALONG THE COASTLINE HERE. Narrator: THE SharkCam TEAM
IS WITNESSING A DRAMATIC SHIFT IN WHITE SHARK BEHAVIOR. AT 8:30, THEY SEE SOMETHING
NO ONE’S EVER SEEN BEFORE. EMMA’S JAWS GAPE OPEN. SHE APPEARS TO BE
IN AN ALMOST CATATONIC STATE. COULD EMMA BE NAPPING? HAS THE SharkCam TEAM DISCOVERED
WHAT WHITE SHARKS DO AT NIGHT? FACING INTO THE CURRENT
WITH HER MOUTH OPEN, OXYGEN-RICH WATER
FLOWS OVER EMMA’S GILLS. IT ALLOWS HER TO SLOW DOWN
AND SAVE ENERGY FOR HER HUNTING
DURING THE DAY. BUT SHE CAN NEVER
STOP SWIMMING COMPLETELY, OR SHE’LL SINK TO THE BOTTOM,
SUFFOCATE, AND DIE.

100 Replies to “Great White Naps for First Time on Camera”

  1. Use this type of program to help stop the indiscriminate slaughter of sharks around the world !
    We treat our oceans with little respect and that will hurt bad one day soon !

  2. Great whites don't sleep… They only have active and restful periods.. If these people did their research they'd know Great whites would die from lack of oxygen if they stopped swimming due to the genetics of having ram ventilators…

    Google it…

  3. Bullshit. I have seen sharks sleeping. I have seen bigger sharks, and touched them(fortunately they were dead at the time) I've seen super pods of thousands of dolphins swimming together, in groups, at least a k wide, and a few long, I've seen a manta 20 foot plus wide, I touched the bloody thing. I've seen a family of huge sperm whales sailing, using their tails. All the things I have seen, are things experts assure people, do not happen. Well now they are acknowledging some of them, reluctantly. I approve of skepticism, it is necessary, but experts also need to use local knowledge more as a resource of historical record. I spent a huge amount of my life in, under, and around the sea, of southern Oz, and am sick of experts talking crap. Oh, and the sharks that I have seen sleeping, did so in river mouths, in rut like sandy channels where a large volume of water flows past their gills due to river flow and tidal movement.

  4. is it a dramatic change in shark behavior discovery? really? or is it just we havent seen this before and its always been there you fucks.

  5. how do sharks or any animal for that matter know where they're going in the water? Like if they want to reach a destination, how do they know which way is north and south etc. Id imagine water would look the same all 4 ways haha

  6. Omg. I would totally love to sneak up on it and scream WAKE UP!!! If it was possible to make out words under water lol

  7. This female certainly is chewed & scratched up on the skin & pectorals. Is it " rough mating foreplay" that does this? Or something else.

  8. This is great footage. But the blonde headed guy looks like he trying to auction off the shark information as he's informing us at the same time.

  9. You should have done some borderline gay shit to it. Like, put your balls in its mouth and take a picture

  10. I am wondering, I saw some reef sharks sleeping in a cave still while scuba diving on Malapascua. So they do not have to continue swimming to get air? does this depend on the shark type or only for reef sharks?

  11. 1:45 Looks like an amazing game. Follow a shark, wait until she falls asleep…wait for it…wait for it…and run your little sub right into her. Hilarious. It's like ringing the doorbell and running away, but for marine biologists.

  12. Looks like Emma needs some sleep to recover from all the slicing and dicing something has done to her…and her pectoral fins are so ragged they almost look like hands. Boat propellers? Orcas? Other sharks?

  13. This is really cool , idk why people joking about this , it’s cool to know sharks do rest but in slow motion and breathe thru the gills

  14. EVERY LIVING entity needs to sleep . sharks need water going over their gills to breath. when its time to sleep they need sleep in a current to stay alive .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *