Great White Shark Dwarfs Divers in Close Encounter off Hawaii

A group of divers had a close encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, on Tuesday, January 15, with local diver and conservationist, Ocean Ramsey, able to touch the shark as it passed.Great white sharks are rare in Hawaii’s waters, according to Ramsey and her team.The hulking shark dwarfed Ramsey as it glided by, attracted to the area by a nearby sperm whale carcass, according to reports.The team released this video in the hopes it would generate a positive conservationist message. “I’ve dedicated myself to speaking up for [sharks] here in Hawaii and around the world,” Ramsey wrote, saying her team hoped the video would “spark a movement for more laws to protect sharks here in Hawaii and around the world.” Credit: ©OneOceanDiving via Storyful

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