How Hard Can Sea Turtles Bite? (photo/vid)

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  1. Blesum

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    So today, I was working on a photo shoot... I happened to lay down on a deep wreck next to a couple of turtles as a sub approached. One turtle was fast asleep and another one seemed calm, but intensely interested in me so I got up close with it. Then it tried to bite my nose. Almost got it too, but I moved back quickly enough that it's jaws snapped shut on nothing but water.

    A few seconds before the bite attempt:
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    So how strong are those buggers' mouths? Would I have lost a nose? I think it just wanted to taste my mask as it did not seem to be behaving aggressively and remained calm/interested in me for the next couple of dives I made to check it out some more. I even took a video clip in case it tried to bite again, but we only ended up in a staring contest. It no longer wanted to bite or taste my mask again...
    YouTube - ‪Sea Turtle Stare-down at the YO 257 Wreck‬‎


    Here are some of the other photos I got...

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    -Paul
     
  2. watch-n-learn

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    I love seenin your pics and vids. friggen bad ass..
     
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    The superimposed dialog was engrossing,
    I found myself holding my breath
    until you came up.
     
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    Thanks for posting. Great stuff as always.
     
  5. grander007

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    bite is probably somewhere between a german shepherd and a polar bear...probably wouldn't be fun...remember Steve Irwin...wild creatures will do things unexpectedly for no reason with severe consequences for us 'soft skinned' surface dwellers...

    awesome pics & story as usual, thanks :)
     
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    I bet you have sold more go pro's than anyone else!

    Love seeing the pics and video.
     
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    Is that ono's in the background. That's where all the ono's are :2gunsfiring_v1:
     
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    thats insane but totally awesome!!!
     
  9. Blesum

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    Yeah, onos. Little ones though. About 12-15 lbs a pop. They kept circling the wreck so I shot a bunch and chummed them hoping that bigger fish would show. None did. Oh well.

    Nah, I'm shitting you. No, they're not onos. I forget what they're called. A-something I think. A school of them show up once in a great while. They always stay very tightly bunched and don't move around much.

    -Paul
     
  10. takoman

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    You are bad ASS!!! those are Kawalea. or Hellers Barracuda. Keep on sending in those vids.
     
  11. elpulkez

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    THAT LOOKS LIKE FUNN ..GREAT PICS ..
     
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    where is that?
     
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    sweet vid and pics as always aquaman!!!!
     
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    More awesome chit!

    Keep it coming!
     
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    Man I love your videos.....awesome.
     
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    Hey Paul whathappened to your video?? Tried to show it to my wife and you tube is showing it as a no-go
     
  17. Blesum

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    It seems to be showing up and loading just fine for me still. No idea what might have happened. Is it still a no-go? Anybody else having the same problem?

    -Paul
     
  18. patfishhi

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    No problem, still can view...
     
  19. jagerhunchback

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    i got it to work, must have been my non-compliant iphone.
     

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