I’m often asked about safe handling techniques for sharks. We’ve all seen the videos of what sometimes happens when folks do it wrong – ouch! This short video shows how to safely pick up a small shark. One thing to remember is that all sharks regardless of size are extremely strong and, no matter how strong you may think you are, you will not be able to restrain a shark, if it wants to squirm it’s going to squirm and until it simmers down it’s best not even to try pick it up or hold it. Also: When possible, it’s usually best just to release a shark in the water and save yourself and the shark the risk of injury.

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