SHARK RESEARCHERS 1960s – primitive beginnings
December 4, 2015 §
One million dollars in 1975 would be worth ten times that in 2014
“Jaws” author became a friend of sharks and an accidental millionaire. An inexperienced diver he was in great danger while appearing in an underwater sharks documentary film.
Shark wrangling without baited hooks. At this remote location the sharks were both curious and competitive for food being offered.
Upper deck. Dr. Don Ahern (with super8), John Harding (senior), Roy Bisson, Dr. Colin Friendship, Liz Henn (hostess).
On platform. John Harding Jr with 16mm camera, Dr Richard Ibara (shark wrangling), Alan Muryama (assistant).
Ron Taylor picture at Chesterfield Reef, The Coral Sea.