Anderson Cooper Swims With Great White Shark (No Cage)

March 28, 2010 CBS 60 Minutes

There is no animal that we fear more and understand less than the great white shark. In part because it's so hard to get near to them, studying great whites hasn't been easy. But there is one man who has spent his life getting closer to great whites, more often, than anyone else.

His name is Mike Rutzen and in South Africa, where he lives, he's known simply as "The Sharkman."

What he has discovered about these predators will surprise you: far from being mindless killing machines, Rutzen believes great whites are smart, curious, and not out to kill humans. And as CNN's Anderson Cooper saw when he went to South Africa, Rutzen is willing to risk his life to prove it.

Rutzen and Cooper took a boat ride to look for a great white Rutzen could swim with. From CBS read more


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