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kev99
09-06-2007, 22:58
Wow! Has anyone seen the documentary on Discovery HD titled "Sharkman"? I saw it tonight and this guy did some amazing stuff. "Michael Rutzen attempts to hypnotize a great white in open water" is what the information guide briefs on the show. I looked up tonic immobilization and found this web site with some information about it; http://www.sharkdefense.com/Repellents/Tonic_Immobility/tonic_immobility.html. The show was awesome and he dove with tigers and great whites. Highly recommend watching it, if you get the chance.

Osprey
09-06-2007, 23:18
I saw that, it was really, really weird!!

greyzen
09-06-2007, 23:33
it has something to do with the electrical sensors on the sharks nose if I remember correctly.

he kinda shorts them outbasically.

real neat to watch

ScubaGir1
09-06-2007, 23:35
Darn, I missed it! I'll try and catch it next time :smiley20:

skippy11
09-07-2007, 01:05
We watched this and you are right, it was weird, but pretty neat to watch.

Osprey
09-07-2007, 11:33
When I think of sharks "shorting out" I always imagine some electrical surge sound echoing in their heads

I know that doesn't occur, but it's kind of funny

teog
12-19-2007, 21:22
This was absolutley amazing. I taped it when it was aired and watched a few times.