WTF?: 'Shark Whisperer' Girl Swims With Great White

February 19, 2013


This is a video of 'shark whisperer' Ocean Ramsey (whose mom is rumored to be a mermaid) swimming with a great white shark off the coast of Mexico. At one point she even grabs a hold of its dorsal fin and gets pulled along for a little while. The actions of a sane person? No. The actions of a woman with balls so big it's amazing she looks so feminine in a wetsuit? Yes.

"There is an instinctive fear, knowing what the animals are capable of, but it's hard to describe what it's like to be in the presence of such a magnificent animal," she said. "I felt extremely privileged to have such a close encounter."

It is estimated that there are fewer than 350 great whites swimming along the Pacific Coast and fewer than 3,500 left worldwide.

Oliphant said he and Ramsey want the video to touch as many people as possible given the shark's plight.

I've actually had the pleasure of diving in a shark cage around great whites before, and I've got to admit-- "You're lying." I've got to admit that I'm lying. I've done almost nothing adventurous in my life and will regret virtually every decision I've ever made when I'm on my deathbed. "What do you say we make that sooner than later?" COME AT ME, BRO.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots and the video.




Thanks to Josh D. and A, who will both stick to swimming with the dolphins like normal, God-fearing tourists.

  • Valorius

    In TODAY's news:

    Auckland, NZ: A shark possibly 14 feet long killed a swimmer near a popular New Zealand beach on Wednesday, then disappeared after police attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator.

  • Jadis

    WOW! Soooooo jealous!

  • Andyman7714

    Sharks should know better than to play with their food.

  • westmclarenmerc

    The number one rule when it comes to apex preditors is to not act like prey.

    This goes for sharks, tigers, lions, gorilla's and pretty much all other animals capable of killing you because they are just so much stronger. If you act like prey, running away screaming like a little girl wishing your mother (or god) could come and save you, you're pretty much done for. They like the hunt, and when it comes to big cats they see it as a game, much like a cat chasing and catching a mouse.

    Like most animals, sharks (including the great white) are actually pretty curious when it comes to human interations. And most 'reported shark attacks' involving a great white are actually little nibbles the shark took trying to find out what animal they are dealing with, they don't have hands with fingers, they feel with their mouth and unfortunatly those mouths are filled with teeth.

    This also brings me to the point that even though a shark can smell blood from far away, they smell the difference from seal blood and human blood, so even if they did bite you, there is no real certainty that they'll kill you, we humans are not yet wired in their brains as a stable source of food. UNLESS they haven't eaten in weeks, then they'll eat anything, including car tires (which have been found in their stomach contents before.)

    When I look at sharks, I don't tremble in fear. I respect the animal and his/her territory. I understand that it's their domain and we have to act accordingly. It's a real animal, not a hollywood animatron made by ignorant people, created to induce fear in our species. But in case that is the reason you guys fear sharks. All you need is a bigger boat.

    And on a side note, cars (not the jeans) have a much higher fatality rate, it's safer in the ocean then on the highway.

  • Valorius

    I guess the man ate alive in New Zealand today was acting like prey. Wait...he wasn't acting.

  • Lee

    The Pilot fish got his 15 min!!! (The little black n white guy in front)
    That makes 2 Doctor Who-esque referenced things today

  • El Jefe


  • Doug Eldridge

    This should end well. I think I hear that Bearguy asshole calling from beyond the grave.

  • Valorius

    And the crocodile hunter...

  • westmclarenmerc

    WOW...Seriously? That 'bearguy'?

    Bear Grills is still alive and is a survivalist.
    You are thinking of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Dundee, who god killed by a stingray.

    And that was all of Steve's fault too. The poor animal felt threatend by Steve and only defended him/her self accordingly.

    Edit: I'm aware of the mistakes I made in this comment, I will keep them up, read the replies I've made to the coments.

  • Valorius

    He is talking about "Grizzly man," Timothy something or another. He lived in nature with grizzlies until he lived in nature INSIDE a grizzly. He and his girlfriend were both ate and almost entirely consumed by the attacking Bruin.

  • Alexandre

    Unless omg, is this dude trolling? I cant tell, but reading again it might be a really high-level troll. "Crocodile Dundee"? Etc.

  • westmclarenmerc

    I had two options to reply to, let me use this one.

    Don't know who the Grizzly Man is (I'll google during this post), but when somebody uses 'that bearguy' the first name that comes to mind is Bear Grylls (yeah I've got the spelling wrong the first time.)

    (Googled during this post) I know now of who he speaks and yes that makes my initial comment pretty dumb, it wassn't a troll. But I'm only human. It's so much more logical to use real names though. But I guess I should've googled before my initial comment.

  • Valorius

    Thumbs up for actually admitting you were wrong. A very rare character trait in today's world.

  • n_a_a_s

    Steve Irwin was the crocodile hunter, Paul Hogan was crocodile dundee

  • westmclarenmerc

    Yeah, my bad, but hey, both Australian, both crocodile related, though one for real and the other an actor. But I was reffering to Irwin, so the hunter. It's an honest mistake and I'm man enough to admit that I made a mistake.

  • Alexandre

    Actually he's talking about the Grizzly Man.

  • $18922249

    A creature which has been around for essentially 400 million years, reduced to a global population of 3,500. Shame on our species for what it has done to this planet.

  • Valorius

    99.99% of all species that have ever lived are extinct. 99.998% of them are extinct for reasons other than mankind.

    Give it a rest captain green peace.

  • $18922249

    I do not that think you understand the nature of my statement.

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