Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-26 23:08:34 –
Honolulu (KHON2) —Underwater photographer Delon Barbeck said he went diving on Friday, November 26, off Keahole Point on the Big Island of Hawaii, thinking he had seen a flock of Urua.
But something is wrong, as the size and shape initially reminded him of a tiger shark.
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“I kept looking at my head, I think it’s not a tiger shark, and it’s getting closer and closer,” Barbeck said. “It’s getting bigger and bigger, and I thought,” It’s definitely 100% great white. “
He got stuck because the beast that Barbeck said was over 15 feet wasn’t acting in a threatening way.
Dr. Karl Meyer of the Hawaii Marine Biology Institute said there may be humpback whales in the area due to humpback whales breeding in Hawaii’s waters from November to April. According to Dr. Meyer, the behavior that Great White Shark saw by Barbeck is fairly normal.
“The typical behavior of these big sharks is one of the vigilance around people, so they may be curious, but they are also vigilant, so they have aggressive behavior. Is usually only when actively foraging. “
Dr. Karl Meyer, Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii
Verbeck said the experience wasn’t nervous and overwhelming, but he never felt dangerous.
“If she wanted to take me, she would have taken me,” Barbeck said.
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Mr. Barbeck said he was grateful that he was not fed the fish because of this encounter.
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