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Up Close And Personal with Sharks | Fin Frenzy

September 15, 2019


WE GOT A GREAT WHITE
STRAIGHT DOWN 1,200 METERS, AND WE’RE DIVING
AND TRYING TO CATCH UP. ♪♪ OKAY. YEP. MISSION OVER. -WE GOT A MAJOR FAULT.
-THIS COULD BE A SERIOUS COMPROMISE OF, UH —
OF SHARKCAM. ♪♪ Narrator:
TECHNOLOGY PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN IMPROVING OUR UNDERSTANDING
AND ENJOYMENT OF SHARKS. “SHARK WEEK” HAS ALWAYS BEEN
ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF GROUNDBREAKING
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS THAT LET US GET UP-CLOSE
AND PERSONAL WITH SHARKS. ♪♪ “SHARK WEEK,” FOR ME,
IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME
AND THE PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH TO HAVE SOME FUN
WITH SOME SERIOUS TECHNOLOGY. ♪♪ Casagrande: THE WASP,
THE SEAL SLED, THE HORNET — ALL THESE CRAZY GADGETS
TO SHOW A COOL SIDE OF SHARKS. Narrator: THESE ADVANCEMENTS
IN TECHNOLOGY HAVE ALLOWED US TO ENTER INTO THE SHARK’S
WORLD LIKE NEVER BEFORE. BUT IT WASN’T ALWAYS AS EASY AS THROWING A CAMERA
INTO THE WATER. ONCE WE REALIZED THAT THE
SHARKCAM ACTUALLY COULD WORK — UM, I MEAN, BECAUSE
THERE WAS SO MANY DOUBTS — THERE WAS NO LIMIT
TO WHAT WE COULD DO. NOW SHARKCAM II
IS IN THE WATER. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE ARE TRACKING A GREAT
WHITE SHARK INTO THE NIGHT. THE TECHNOLOGY ASTOUNDED ME. BUT WHEN THAT SHARK
ACTUALLY TURNED AROUND AND DID SOMETHING,
REAL BEHAVIOR, WOW. THAT DID IT FOR ME. THIS IS ALL BRAND-NEW. AND WE’RE THE FIRST TO SEE IT. THE WASP WAS A ONE-MAN
WALKING SUBMARINE THAT ALLOWED YOU TO SORT OF
CRUISE ALONG THE BOTTOM AND INVESTIGATE
GREAT WHITE SHARKS. BEING DOWN THEIR FILMING CHRIS
IN THE WASP — I GOT TO SAY, A FEW TIMES, I THOUGHT HE MIGHT
GET HIS HEAD BITTEN OFF. ♪♪ BUT HE’S GOT TO BE
ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED SHARK DIVERS IN THE WORLD, SO IF ANYONE’S ABLE
TO PULL THAT KIND OF STUFF OFF, IT’S FALLOWS. ♪♪ Narrator: THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY
CAPTURES MOMENTS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE AND ARE CRUCIAL
TO UNDERSTANDING SHARK BEHAVIOR. -I’M READY.
-ALL RIGHT. ♪♪ SO, HERE WE GO. I’M GONNA TRY JUST
NOT TO THINK ABOUT ANYTHING BUT GETTING THIS SHOT. BEING ABLE TO SEE
A WHITE SHARK ATTACK FROM WATER-LEVEL
THE WAY A SEAL DOES, IT’S AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT, AN ADRENALINE RUSH
THAT IS UN-COMPARABLE. Narrator:
PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN POSITIONS
ARE ABLE TO BE CAPTURED IN VIVID DETAIL,
THANKS TO THIS TECHNOLOGY. Casagrande:
CAPTURING A BREACH WITH
THE PHANTOM SLOW-MOTION CAMERA FROM A HELIUM BALLOON, THAT WAS KIND OF LIKE A TOTAL
CHAOTIC CLUSTER OF A SHOW. BUT IT ALL PAID OFF IN THE END. AND JUST TO SEE THAT WHITE SHARK
COME UP FROM THE BOTTOM FROM AN AERIAL PERSPECTIVE USING A HELIUM BALLOON
WAS JUST INSANE. [ BREATHING HEAVILY ] ♪♪ Chivell: SO, THE BASIC DESIGN OF
THE HORNET IS, IT’S VERY LIGHT. IT’S EASILY PULLED
THROUGH THE WATER. I WANTED TO ADD AS LITTLE DRAG
AS POSSIBLE. ALSO, THE PONTOONS
CAN KEEP ME AFLOAT, EVEN WHEN THE SURFACE OF THE
WATER IS NOT COMPLETELY SMOOTH. Kurr:
WE HAD CAMERAS EVERYWHERE. IT ALLOWED US
TO SEE GREAT WHITE SHARKS BREACHING FROM UNDERWATER, TOPSIDE, AND OVERHEAD
ALL AT ONCE. AND REALLY, THAT WAS THE FIRST
TIME IT HAD EVER BEEN DONE. THAT WAS UNDERWATER,
THE WHOLE BUILD-UP TO IT WAS. AND THEN THAT SHARK CAME
WITH SUCH MAGNIFICENT POWER AND JUST, LIKE — BOOM —
EXPLODED OUT OF THE WATER. AND I SAW IT FALL BACK DOWN. AND FOR THE SPLIT SECOND
THAT IT FELL BACK DOWN, IT LOOKED STRAIGHT AT ME
UNDERWATER. AND THAT MOMENT,
I WILL NEVER FORGET. SO THAT WOULD DEFINITELY BE NOT ONLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE
“SHARK WEEK” MOMENTS, BUT ONE OF THE COOLEST MOMENTS
OF MY ENTIRE LIFE. ♪♪ OH, DICKIE!
THAT WAS UNBELIEVABLE! THAT WAS SO INSANE! Kukulya: BY DISCOVERY CHANNEL
INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY, IT SHOWS THIS HUGE LEAP OF FAITH IN UNDERSTANDING
WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE AND HOW THEY CAN
CHANGE THE WORLD. ♪♪ Shaq:
MAN, WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO? COULD’VE SWORN THE GUY
ON THE PHONE SAID “SHAQ WEEK.” I’M SURE NOBODY SAID ANYTHING
ABOUT “SHARK WEEK.” I DON’T DO SHARKS. WATCH “SHARK WEEK”
ON DISCOVERY GO.

8 Comments

  • Reply X-80 -SG-47 July 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Sharks are the most dangerous predators of the sea.

  • Reply Ngangam Haolai July 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Yeah.. Keep messing with nature and u will soon face the consequences… Douchebags..

  • Reply Tom Bengtsson July 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    3rd

  • Reply NeoTheGhoul July 26, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Ahhh shark cam I love it

  • Reply Proxydus gaming July 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Andy. With a camera vengeance.

  • Reply Jen & Dog Marty July 27, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Quick & terrifying 🦈

  • Reply Russell Anderson July 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Enjoyed!!!!!

  • Reply scottonyoutubization August 1, 2018 at 12:56 am

    So a great white breaches and ingests a decoy. Are these decoys edible or are they toxic to the shark? Anyone know the answer to that?

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