Diver jumps into water to swim with Hammerhead shark

SnoekPublished: December 9, 2014227,797 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: December 9, 2014

Forest Galante was fishing with friends off the California coast near Anacapa Island when they spotted a Hammerhead shark circling his boat. Instead of staying safely on board, the dare devil decided to grab a hold of his GoPro camera and dove straight into the water with fellow diver Adam Schewitz to get a better view.

The shark ended up approaching closer than anticipated, and the two luckily managed to get out of the water unharmed.

This kind of shark is well known for its ability to make very sudden and sharp turns. Not only does the hammer act as an organ of balance, but its body seems to be specifically designed to twist and bend.
Believe it or not, the Hammerhead has the ability to sport a nice tan! They are one of very few animals who tan from the sun. This happens to the shark because Hammerheads are often cruising in shallow water or near the surface for extended periods of time. How cool is that?

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