Ohh! Shark up! My name’s Scot Anderson and I’ve been studying the
white sharks out here for over 25 years and we’re mainly doing a photo ID study but we’ve applied a lot of acoustic and satellite tags to these sharks. I think the biggest misconception of people in their
understanding of sharks is that people are seeing them as this sort of mindless killer. But what we found through the research that
we’ve done is that they’re actually these incredibly complex animals. They are here
on the coast to feed, but they have a very specific feeding strategy where
they’re at the bottom and they’re looking up and they’re very discerning in what they come
for. A lot of times you just can’t see them. They’re really cryptic. The coloration on their back
and unless they’re right there, you can’t see them. And they are, I mean they’re super cautious. You think of this giant predator – that they’re just jumping in and out of the water. They really are cautious. They like to know what they’re getting into. Like, you’ll see that they’ll swim around the decoy a bunch of times before they usually come up. We got one shark up. We had a couple at the decoy that we didn’t see but will probably be on the camera. So, it’s a good day!