Oregon divers volunteer to swim with sharks

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Positioning Gear
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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.