We're the team behind that viral clip of the giant shark circling the submarine. AUA.
We're OceanX, a not-for-profit initiative to explore the oceans and bring them back to the world.
In July we took our ship and a group of scientists to the Bahamas, strapped a three-person submersible with a hundred pounds of bait, took it 500 meters below the surface, and waited in the dark for a giant deep sea shark known as the bluntnose sixgill to approach so we could apply a satellite tag.
For this AMA we've got the shark scientists* as well as the submersible pilot to answer questions about the mission as well as anything sharks you want to know.
*Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSU Coastal and Marine Lab; Brendan Talwar, Cape Eleuthera Instititute; Dr. Gavin Naylor, Florida State University; Lucy Howey-Jordan, Microwave Telemetry; Lee Frey, OceanX Submersible Pilot.
PS: We also have a sub where we’re starting to post a lot more of this kind of stuff and will eventually host more ocean-related Q&A sessions: r/oceanx
EDIT: Thanks for all your great questions. We're signing off for the night, but will keep answering your questions over the next few days.