Catching a SHARK by HAND!
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Catching a SHARK by HAND!

August 11, 2019

– [Mark] Oh my gosh, a shark. – Oh my gosh, a shark. – [Mark] Get Mario. (dramatic music) – The southern
coastline of Africa is an intertidal ecosystem flush with bizarre looking
ocean creatures. From buggy eyed toad
fish, to slippery octopus, these were animal
oddities that I really had to work hard
to get my hands on. Got it yes, wow what a scoop! The crew and I spent the morning
exploring isolated pockets of water and in the
process captured on camera, one of our most epic
Beyond the Tide episodes. Oh my gosh there’s an
octopus, nobody move. Do you see him? – [Mark] Right
there, right there. There he is, you got him. – Yes, woo, how ’bout that! After wrapping up the scene
and releasing the octopus back into its watery abyss,
we started to film some environmental
b-roll shots and happened upon a scenario
I have dreamed of since starting this
aquatic series. – [Mark] Oh my gosh, a shark. – Oh my gosh, a shark. – [Mario] Okay Mario. (laughs) I can’t believe that,
I’m like this is so cool, I look over, I’m like, a shark. – The camera team
is just returning, I think the goal here is
gonna be to catch the shark, look at it very quickly. We definitely don’t
want to stress it out or try to handle it for too long but this is so cool, a
shark in a tide pool. Alright guys so
this is super crazy. We just got finished
filming with an octopus and there is a shark in
this pocket of water. That is a spotted gully shark. They are bottom feeders and
unlike great white sharks or tiger sharks they only have
small little blunted teeth, so it should be okay for me
to gently pick up this shark. Are you guys ready? – [Mark] Yep. – I’ve no idea how
fast it’s gonna move. I’m gonna actually
not use my net and try to grab it by the
back of the tail. They have very
sandpaper like skin so I should be able to
grip on there no problem. – [Mark] Heads up. – Okay, I got ahold of
it there, bringing it up. Hey buddy. Look at that! That is the first shark
we have ever caught or featured on the Brave
Wilderness channel. What a beautiful fish. And, the way that I
can tell that this is a spotty gully shark,
see all those black spots? Pretty obvious right? And they usually have a
very light colored belly. They also have very distinct
triangular pectoral fins, very distinct
triangular dorsal fin and then a second fin on
the rear part of its tails that’s almost as tall as
the actual dorsal fin. All right, I’m gonna
dunk it back down, it’s being very calm. That it’s so cool! The spotty gully shark is
a species of hound shark that can often be found
in shallow inshore waters. They favor sandy
tide pools, such as, the ones we have been exploring, and occasionally find
themselves marooned when the tide drops. When you run their
fingers in one direction across the skin it’s smooth but if you go in reverse
direction it feels just like sandpaper. Go ahead Mar, pet the shark. – [Mark] Smooth. – [Coyote] Go one way. – [Mark] Wow. – [Coyote] Right? – [Mark] Very rough. – Like a fine grit
sandpaper right there. Now this shark has one, two,
three, four, five gill slits. Now when we’re talking about
the teeth of this creature, it’s almost like
a cheese grater. What they feed on
are small crustaceans and other animals on
the basin of the ocean. And actually, this is one
of those rare occasions where I could probably
be bitten by a shark and be just fine. They often times will
hunt in tide pools just sifting along the bottom for small crabs
and other mollusks. Let me dip it again. Woo, that is so cool being
able to handle a shark. Okay buddy, there
you go there you go. At nearly three feet in length this shark is
considered a juvenile. Yet, they can reach
lengths of nearly six feet and are primarily
active at night, feeding on crustaceans
small fish, and cephalopods,
such as, octopuses. Bring the shark back up here. – [Mark] Man, a
tide pool shark. – So cool right? Now, you may be
saying to yourselves, Coyote is this shark permanently
marooned in this tide pool? No, actually the tide is on
its way back in right now and once the water
hits deep enough, it will be able to
move to the next pocket or out in the ocean
if it chooses to. But, what a cool
opportunity for us to get a shark up
close for the cameras. Talk about topping off
a damn tide pooling here in South Africa. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild. We’ll see ya on
the next adventure. Alright buddy, let’s put
it back in the environment and get some cool shots
of it swimming around. There you go. Wow, that’s awesome! As I released the shark into
a deeper pocket of water, I could hardly believe that this was the ultimate conclusion
to our epic day of tide pool. And as its silhouette
disappeared into the current, I watched with a
childlike wonder and a sense of
gratitude for the path that led the team and I
to this moment in time, which marked the
day we finally found and caught a tide pool shark. Nice, down into the
depths of that pool. Wow, the first shark,
on Brave Wilderness! That was epic. Woo, tide’s comin’
in, let’s go guys. Yeah, Mario. What did ya think of that? – [Mark] Yeah. (laughs) – If you missed the start of this unbelievable
tide pool adventure, make sure to go back
and watch part one, where I got my hands on
one slippery octopus. Wow that is so cool,
like a big slimy bugger! And don’t forget subscribe so
you can join me and the crew on our next low tide adventure. (howling)

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  1. Coyote: OH MY GAWD A SHARK
    Shark: F**
    Coyote: SCREAMING 😱
    Shark: why why why coyote
    Coyote: makes a wired as face
    Shark: Eats his arm

  2. Don’t sharks use ram ventilation? Wouldn’t you need to drop it in then help force water into its gills after pulling it out of the water? Or does this shark use different technique for respiration?

  3. “We definitely don’t want to stress it out” starts shouting across the pocket of water at the camera

  4. It’s kinda cool that an explorer dosen’t run away that’s one cool fact about BraveWilderness

  5. I actually saw the shark on the other video they made. How did I see the shark? It was when they used they drone

  6. We are very different people…
    He sees a shark: Picks up and messes with it
    I see a shark: HOLY HELL HELP ME

  7. What kind of education do you have that qualifies you to capture and harrass nature and wildlife "in the name of science"? all I see is a "You Tuber" exploiting wildlife. I think it's a fair question with all due respect. Just sayin!

  8. At end says it's like a big slimy booger it's so cool. Apparently big slimy boogers are cool so coyote likes boogers well u learn somethin new every day

  9. that shark there is the smallest shark there (NOT A BABY)
    they only shows themselves if the tide is close becuz of the big sharks they eat them

  10. In the scene where is shows the tide puddles in the left corner there's the shark chillin there like if u saw it too!

  11. 1:13 see that, "fish" close to the bottom left? Like if u did..

    Thats. The. Shark.

    I don't want likes just seeing who saw it xd

  12. 5:20 the first time hes swear in the brave wilderness history.
    He said "damn" when he got his first shark on the channel but no swear even in a huge amount of pain.
    Huge respect for this guy.

  13. I love how they’re just like, “get Mario.” I don’t know why but I think it’s funny.

    By the way, who’s watching in 2019?

  14. How are you how are you still alive with all of these things because that are venomous

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