Teacher Films Sharks for Class

Marine biology teacher dives deep to teach her students about conservation.
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The circumstances were terrifying at 32 year old American was scuba diving in Australia over the weekend. When his friends suddenly saw the ocean -- break into a storm of bubbles. The diver was killed in the culprit. A great white shark possibly responsible for two other fatal attacks the last two months. Such attacks only -- -- the fearsome wrap of sharks but some marine biologists say. The bum -- tonight ABC's John Berman goes into the war. Okay. Like armor teeth like -- eyes -- -- we -- the ocean's top predators but nothing on earth is tougher. Well almost nothing. -- -- School teacher -- -- definitely -- high school. It took effect it will. Valerie -- a biology teacher and Jensen beach Florida Sweden's with sharks beat. Scary looking jump. Five. That's a lot of faith that putting someone you've just met -- We. We join Valerie and her husband -- New Mexico -- on a boat with them in motor one miles out to -- What might be the world is used shark feeding ground. -- -- -- Last daddy starts let you know -- one scary start this wanted to give the largest fish. It's an amazing. Just sit there so gentle that agenda but. And -- -- sharks for more than incredible the of the largest pension -- measuring up to 41 and a half feet weighing 47. Thousand pounds -- big but. -- -- basically only eat plankton and tiny initiate. Only reason I agreed to -- snorkeling which obviously I'm not very good. And we're chasing. They think that we. -- that they really had to settle. Higher than the fact that company and -- like -- Jason. So what it looks like -- -- to swallow me whole it's just a coincidence and it within -- that He swimming dinosaurs literally. Their movements through the water needless to say the experience is all -- liar. -- -- three billion don't know any. Hillary has been diving for almost four years He seized more than a hard being the lesson plan. -- educational philosophy. With a high school teacher doing the video of the New York City. -- -- Six. Everything I didn't -- that the. Her husband GE villains all these underwater encounters which they do all of their old guy by the way now whale -- actually follow either plankton and balloons or spot. -- -- -- -- active class you'd better believe when your teacher swim with sharks you listen to sharks give -- street. But pretty serious yeah typically the is is -- true labor of love for Valerie look for education and yes sharks. Be scared of the middle. I lived it. Basically go in with any type of -- Start here now. In fact He didn't want to go public works around the world -- creatures which it ruled that. Don't nationalist or dwindling. That's the message that -- please to plants in three day. My dream. Would be that we conserve them that they -- here for generations. And right now because of what we're doing. With the shark and trade industry and -- depleting them out millions of sharks every year at this point. Recent attacks on the coast of Australia that He says she never had a run in where He -- close call with the shore. We don't want -- -- -- she said its effects scientists say dogs killed more people every year insurance the. I -- smiling. And attacking and it's just Lebanon's flag like all of the shark is smiling He. Sometimes -- and attractive. -- It's no surprise Valerie was -- -- counties -- road here last year. I love this -- When the -- goes on in the kid's eyes and they say wow. I keep believing in god are you kidding me -- -- and this is incredible. We should all had teachers willing to reef sharks for us. You're not erected that it makes a metaphor here but it again -- like you get -- chum in the water absolutely. Absolutely and bring in a man this is -- the sharks at the sharks a shark bait -- -- -- -- and is working hard and I'm John Berman for Nightline off the coast of Cancun in Mexico.

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