VIDEO: Remarkable Footage Shows A Professional Diver Hypnotizing A Shark
By Liveleak.com // May 6, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Professional diver hypnotizes a shark and shows fellow divers his technique. (Liveleak Video)
Caressing a shark’s nose basically makes it go to sleep as one can see in the video.
The nose is a particularly sensitive part of the shark and the sensation of rubbing the tip just feels nice to them. Nice enough that they’ll face death to feel it.
That distracts them from the fact that they’re no longer moving/breathing, and they sort of pass out.
Sharks have to keep moving to continue the oxygen flow through their gills, even during sleep.
When they stop, their brain starts to shut down, basically blacking out from lack of oxygen. In reality, they are not so much hypnotized as they are half dead.
Theses are very experience divers and know how to handle a shark while it’s in sleep mode. They take everything into consideration including the time before you let them go. The shark was not injured and wonders off at the end of the video.