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So freaking epic! You know you're in the Bahamas when you encounter a great hammerhead shark before you're on the liveaboard! Big thanks to All Star Liveaboards for sharing this incredible moment. #DiveMagazine #Bahamas #GreatHammerHead #AllStarLiveaboards #DiveMagazine #Bahamas #GreatHammerHead #AllStarLiveaboardscommon.seeMore
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It is rare to see Great Hammerhead Sharks swimming at the surface and interacting with divers. With their hammer-shaped head they are perfectly adapted to hover and cruise over the sandy bottoms in the search of food, but are extremely capable to perform complicated maneuvers with sharp turns. Only the most curious and confident sharks will meet our freedivers at the surface. When they do it's always a special occasion, because these individuals come really close and don't shy away from cameras. It's a privilege to work and interact with these majestic species and help protect it for future generations. #WatermenProject #WilliamWinram #sharks #diving #freediving #bahamas #greathammerhead #hammerhead #shark #science #tagging #bimini #adventure #ocean #MakeASplashcommon.seeMore
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Our team has put a lot of effort into studying the great hammerhead sharks around Bimini together with Bimini Biological Field Station - Sharklab. The collaborative project has revealed long distance migrations along the US Florida coast, thousands of kilometers away from this small island in The Bahamas. Big questions remain around shark ecology and movements, and our team is determined to continue using their freediving abilities to contribute to shark conservation and research. While it is amazing that we have access to these sharks now and everyone can enjoy pictures of these incredible creatures, we have to be careful about the false sense of security we may get from social media. Just because you see thousands of pictures of great hammerheads, doesn't mean that there are actually thousands of great hammerheads that you can dive with or are left in our oceans. And just because there are many people diving with sharks in locations all over the world, does not mean that we know everything about them - far from it. It is hammerhead season in Bimini right now and the research efforts of Tristan Leonard Guttridge and his team at the SharkLab continue. If you are interested in reading more about the great hammerheads, check the recent publication of our study revealing some amazing results from our project: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00003/full #hammerhead #greathammerhead #hammerheadshark #study #shark #freediving #science #ocean #conservation #nature #uwphotography #wildlifephotography #animals #diving #expedition #adventurecommon.seeMore
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I think I mentioned before about being more focused on getting the photo than being in the moment...happens to all of us. Here the photographer is reviewing his previous shot as this mixed group of sharks swims through...imagine that ? ? @williamwinram Supported by @deepbludivers #greathammerhead #freedivingphotography #oceanexploration #conservation #greathammerhead #freedivingphotography #oceanexploration #conservationcommon.seeMore
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