Diver Puts Shark In Trance To Remove Hook From Mouth

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 19, 20168,239 views
Published: December 19, 2016

A BRAVE diver puts his hands next to the mouth of a dusky shark to remove a hook - after first hypnotising the predator. The footage, which was filmed in Jupiter, Florida, shows experienced diver Michael Dornellas, 32, coming to the aid of the shark. Using a technique called tonic immobility, he puts the 10ft shark under a type of hypnosis - allowing him to remove the hook from its mouth. Describing his experience with sharks, Dornellas said: “It is never 100% safe, nothing guarantees your safety when you’re swimming with predators." In Florida it is common for sharks to be found with hooks in their mouths due to fishermen catching them for sport then releasing them with the hook still intact.

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Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson
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