近日,一则巴哈马群岛潜水者拯救白鲨的视频走红网络。视频中,潜水者斯凯勒•托马斯(Skyler Thomas)、维尼(Vinnie)和黛比(Debbie)在巴哈马的猫岛潜水时发现了一只受伤的白鲨,其颈部被绳子勒得皮开肉绽,于是3个人勇敢地潜入水底释放了这只被束缚的大家伙。

This is the astonishing moment brave divers rescued a dusky shark struggling to free itself of a rope painfully embedded into its skin.

Diver Skyler Thomas and tour operators Vinnie and Debbie didn’t hesitate to jump in and help when they spotted the stricken creature in pain.

Extraordinary footage shows the trio grabbing hold of the shark and cutting the rope in the deep waters of Cat Island in the central Bahamas.

视频中,白鲨痛苦地在水中翻来覆去,它的颈部横亘着一条血肉模糊的伤口,伤口上还紧紧拴着一根绳子。斯凯勒三人发现了这只受伤的白鲨,这些勇敢的潜水者们无法对此视而不见。于是,维尼主动上船取来了刀子和照明灯,然后再次潜入水底。

In this case there were some silky sharks and some dusky sharks and we found that one particular dusky shark had a rope wrapped around it and heavily embedded in its flesh.’

Vinnie and Debbie, owners of Epic Diving Tours, spotted the shark which they noticed kept swimming back to the same spot and eventually they were able to devise a plan to get in the water and remove the rope.

 

他们静静地在白鲨身边待了许久,“我们得先让大白鲨适应我们的存在,不能激怒它。”斯凯勒说。随后,维尼和黛比在旁边照看着,而斯凯勒则缓缓靠近白鲨,一刀割断了它身上的绳子。

Mr Thomas explained: ‘Vinnie got onboard, got prepared and grabbed a knife and was able to get back into the water and wait long enough for the shark to become used to his presence until he was able to get close enough and actually grab hold of the shark and cut into the rope, which was pretty deep down into the shark and remove it.’

The dusky shark swims in tropical and temperate oceans worldwide, cruising from depths of 1,300 feet near the continental shelf all the way in to the surf zone and other shallow inshore waters.

解救鲨鱼的过程十分惊险,但好在白鲨不必再受绳子束缚,而斯凯勒三人也毫发无损。斯凯勒表示:“人们总以为白鲨会伤害自己,但不去试一试怎么知道白鲨也有温顺的一面呢?”

The California-based diver said: ‘People like to ask whether or not the shark was going to bite us or if we were in danger – this particular species isn’t very aggressive but it was in a state of distress, so you never know what is going to happen.’

Situations like these can often result in life threatening infections – but the shark was successfully freed by tour diver Vinnie and his team.

After removing the rope, the team returned regularly to check in on the progress of the shark whilst it was healing.