Vidéo. Hawaï: Un immense requin blanc nage avec des plongeurs pendant plusieurs heures

RENCONTRE Il est rare de rencontrer des grands requins blancs à Hawaï, où les eaux sont habituellement trop chaudes à leur goût...

20 Minutes avec agences

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Illustration d'un requin blanc.
Illustration d'un requin blanc. — skeeze

Quand un gigantesque requin blanc s’approche des côtes, certains en profitent pour… aller nager avec lui. Une équipe de plongeurs est allée barboter aux côtés d’une femelle requin blanc de 6 m de long, apparue ce mardi au large d’Hawaï.

L’animal ressemblait beaucoup à « Deep Blue », l’un des plus grands requins blancs recensés, et faisait lui-même une taille hors normes. La femelle était venue se joindre à d’autres squales en train de se repaître d’une carcasse de cachalot.

« C’était juste un beau gros et gentil colosse »

« On a vu quelques requins-tigres et elle est arrivée, et tous les autres requins se sont éparpillés », raconte Ocean Ramsay, l’une des plongeuses, au journal local Honolulu Star Adviser. « C’est alors qu’elle a commencé à se frotter contre le bateau. »

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« C’était juste un beau gros et gentil colosse qui voulait utiliser notre bateau pour se gratter », poursuit la plongeuse professionnelle et spécialiste des requins, qui milite pour leur protection. Elle a nagé avec la femelle « une bonne partie de la journée » et pris des clichés saisissants de la rencontre.

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I waited quietly, patiently, observing as she swam up to the dead sperm whale carcass and then slowly to me passing close enough I gently put my hand out to maintain a small space so her girth could pass. I know some people criticize touch but what some don’t realize is that sometimes sharks seek touch, she swam away escorted by two rough-toothed dolphins who danced around her over to one of my @oneoceandiving shark research vessels and proceeded to use it as a scratching post, passing up feeding for another need. I wish more people would have a connection with sharks and the natural world, because then they would understand that it’s not petting sharks or pushing them off to maintain a respectable space that is hurting sharks (because trust me if she didn’t like being pet she can handle and communicate 🦈) it’s the wasteful and cruel practice of grabbing and catching sharks to cut off their fins (which slowly kills them) for #sharkfinsoup in a process called #sharkfinning or the wasteful #sharkfishing or #sharksportfishing If it bothers you that I touched the shark please click on one of the hashtags above and leave them a negative comment first 😉 #HelpSaveSharks #SpreadAwareness #FinBanNow #bansharkfinning #Sharkfin Vid shot on my @gopro #gopro3000 #goproforacause out with @oneoceandiving with @juansharks ❤️ @mermaid_kayleigh 💙 @camgrantphotography ❤️ @forrest.in.focus 💙 @oneoceanresearch @oneoceanglobal @waterinspired @oneoceansharks @oneoceanhawaii @oneoceaneducation #savetheocean #sharktouch #touchingsharks #oneoceanteam #discoversharks #discoverocean #greatwhitesharkinhawaii #freedivingwithsharks #whitesharkhawaii #deadwhalehawaii #dolphinsandsharks #🤙🏽 #Hawaii #sharka 🤙🏽🦈

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Selon Ocean Ramsay, le requin doit être âgé d’au moins 50 ans et peser environ 2,5 tonnes. Elle était selon elle « étonnamment large » et peut-être en gestation. Il est assez rare de rencontrer des grands requins blancs à Hawaï, où les eaux sont habituellement trop chaudes à leur goût.