Video of The Day: Tonic Immobility in Sharks

by xmBill

A shark in tonic immobility. Look closely to see the black sensory spots on his nose  (Photo/K. Hogarth for UNEXSO)

This really amazed me when I first ran across this as I really am fascinated with sharks. This video shows a different more realistic side of sharks other than what Hollywood tends to portray. During the video, the lady is able to feed the sharks in a very controlled manner. Also, she displays tonic immobility, which is a natural state of paralysis that exists in lots of various animals. Check out the video below.

Video showing Tonic Immobility