Oregon divers volunteer to swim with sharks

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Positioning Gear
  • Double Checking Gear
  • Post Dive
  • Dressing for the Water
  • Positioning Gear
  • Post Dive Smiles
  • On the Passages of the Deep Edge
  • On the Passages of the Deep Edge
Positioning Gear
Hodges helps Aquarium intern Marybeth Head sort her equipment before entering the Passages of the Deep exhibit to swim with the sharks. As a rule, divers give the captive sharks a wide gearth, unless one of the sharks becomes ill. One aquarium shark currently requires frequent medical care due to a gill irritation, which requires divers to not only approach, but touch the shark to rub medication over its gills.