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An in Depth Discussion into the Newborn Great White Shark Video
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An in Depth Discussion into the Newborn Great White Shark Video

In this video, we take a deeper look into our manuscript documenting what may be the first sighting of a freshly newborn shark on record. Phill Sternes is a scientist from UC-Riverside and he was vital to the publishing of our paper and is a frequent contributor to my channel. While it's been largely reports as a 5 foot long white shark, that is the top and most conservative end of the shark's size. We used a very thorough size measurement equation formulated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist James Worthington that utilized all data from the drones sensor and the comparison of pixels of a nearby pelican and sting ray in the footage. You can read the corresponding research paper in the scientific journal, Environmental Biology of Fishes. The link is below. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10641-024-01512-7 Press inquires: you are welcome to embed this video only for articles. For all footage licensing inquiries please reach out directly to me via my email or the contact form on my website. While the shark is unique, we proposed a skin disorder could also be the explanation for the unique white coating that is sloughing off. However, this explanation does not take into account the unique sharks morphology. Specifically the round fins and most vital, the round dorsal fin. When compared to existing images of deceased neonates on record, the dorsal fin matches up precisely. Regardless, we found this shark to be scientifically relevant and agreed that an official record of it is vital for continued research into white sharks. DISCLAIMER: I'm NOT a marine biologist. As with all YouTube content, I encourage independent verification of facts via official scientific and trustworthy sources. I will strive to post citations for any information I discuss here whenever possible. My goal is to use photography and drones to bring awareness to wildlife and the nature around us. I welcome collaborations with scientists to bring cinematic elements to the educational presentation. All music has been licensed for use.
World's First Images of Newborn White Shark?
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World's First Images of Newborn White Shark?

In light of the recent press regarding this shark, I'm releasing some select footage of this encounter that occurred off on July 9th, 2023. I have over 18 minutes of footage of this little creature. You can read the corresponding research paper in the scientific journal, Environmental Biology of Fishes. The link is below. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10641-024-01512-7 Press inquires: you are welcome to embed this video only for articles. For all footage licensing inquiries please reach out directly to me via my email or the contact form on my website. I believe the highest likelihood the images in this video shows a newborn shark. While determining the exact age of the shark is nearly impossible, there are several key observations that support this being a newborn. The shape of the fins, especially the dorsal fin is a major clue. The size of the shark, approximately 1.5m long, & the white membrane like material sloughing off. The paper suggests this is a uterine milk coating still adhered to the sharks body. The appearance of the shark looks nearly identical to known deceased neonates in the record. While the shark is unique, we proposed a skin disorder could also be the explanation for the unique white coating that is sloughing off. However, this explanation does not take into account the unique sharks morphology. Specifically the round fins and most vital, the round dorsal fin. When compared to existing images of deceased neonates on record, the dorsal fin matches up precisely. DISCLAIMER: I'm NOT a marine biologist. As with all YouTube content, I encourage independent verification of facts via official scientific and trustworthy sources. I will strive to post citations for any information I discuss here whenever possible. My goal is to use photography and drones to bring awareness to wildlife and the nature around us. I welcome collaborations with scientists to bring cinematic elements to the educational presentation. All music has been licensed for use.
Best Great White Shark Drone Footage 2023-(Non-Narrated Version)
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Best Great White Shark Drone Footage 2023-(Non-Narrated Version)

Back by popular request. This is my annual NON-NARRATED Version of my favorite great white shark moments filmed over the course of this year. There are some extra scenes in this version that suited it better. Can you spot the differences? Watch until the end. It is something nobody has ever seen before. Everything here is presented in 4K and was captured along the coast of Southern, Central, & Northern California. Your support is greatly appreciated on this channel. Please visit my Patreon page to support more videos like this. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/TheMalibuArtist Or join my YouTube Crew or Explorer Membership. For all footage licensing inquiries please reach out directly to me via the contact form on my website. All music has been licensed for use. SONG LIST: "A Seat at the Table"by Salon Dijon "Recognize" by Grant Borland "Top of the World" by Caleb Etheridge ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT: California White Shark Project https://www.californiawhitesharkproject.org/ Atlantic White Shark Conservancy https://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/ Shark Allies: https://www.sharkallies.com/ DISCLAIMER: I'm not a marine biologist. As with all YouTube content, I encourage independent verification of facts via official scientific and trustworthy sources. I will strive to post citations for any information I discuss here whenever possible. My goal is to use photography and drones to bring awareness to wildlife and the nature around us. I welcome collaborations with scientists to bring cinematic elements to the educational presentation.
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