Thursday, June 07, 2012

Neil Hammerschlag and Giant Bull

Neil and bull shark - CREDIT: Emma Smith/333productions

While Neil has probably tagged thousands of sharks for research - he has never tagged a bull this large, well over 1,000lbs - this is about as large as they get.  The shark was hooked in the Florida Keys - what a sight it must have been.

Check out the complete story on Yahoo News

Mike - these are Fiji-sized Bulls!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Freediver Recovery Vest (FRV)

Came across this video featuring the freediver recovery vest - very cool concept.  Vest activates based on variables (time / depth) inputted by diver.  There is also a safety feature that activates if the computer notices that you have surfaced and begin to sink again (after 10 secs) - avoid shallow water blackout.  Only catch - device costs approx. $3,000.  The vest is developed by Ocean Safety Systems.