TODAY   |  August 15, 2013

Meet the shark whisperer: Man hypnotizes shark

A diver in the Bahamas was able to hypnotize a shark 45 feet below the ocean’s surface. Underwater footage shows the man rubbing the shark’s nose until it becomes so calm that he can balance the fish on its nose in the palm of his hand.

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>>> some incredible pictures to show you this morning 45 feet below the ocean surface. they were taken by graham gibson. that is a diver known as tom. he hypnotized the shark by rubbing it's nose. until the shark becomes unhypnotized and then you want to get out of there.

>> that works for al, too. i rub his nome and he will balance right on my hand like that.