Friday, January 21, 2011

There's a Shark in Your Lap

Do They Snore?
Who knew there was a Women Divers Hall of Fame? Cristina Zenato of the Bahamas did, and she was just inducted into it. Congrats, Cristina. And from the looks of the photo here by Victor Douieb, Cristina is not only a great diver but also some kind of amazing shark tamer or underwater Dr Doolittle. It looks like the sharks are resting their heads on her lap like house cats.

According to the Bahama Weekly, "some would say Cristina has a natural ‘gift’ with Sharks. Practicing a little known technique of rubbing and manipulating her fingers across the ampullae of Lorenzini, the visible dots [electro-receptive sensory organs] all around a shark’s head and face, she induces a tonic immobility. To the observer, this looks like a shark falling asleep right in her lap."

Read all about Cristina's achievements here in the Bahamas Weekly. 

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