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Have you hugged your shark today?

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 04, 2015 11:36 AM
A video is going viral of a gorgeous leopard shark who is seemingly enjoying hugs and tickles from its aquarium caretaker.

The full grown shark appears to enjoy belly rubs and going limp (known as tonic immobility, a commonly reported phenomenon in sharks) in the arms of the aquarium keeper at the Aquarium Des Lagons Nouvelle-Calédonie (New Caledonia). Aquarium staff says this shark is very friendly and often seeks the attention of divers who enter the tank.

Don't you wish that cleaning algae was always this fun?

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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