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Shark Wrangler News
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|October 26, 2010
Ken is still having to do some late collection work with sharks even though the summer season is over. He is enjoying the fishing and diving with the last of the warm weather in South Carolina.
|October 5, 2010
Ken was wrapped on Isopod today after completing his camera appearance. He really had a great time and worked with many different animals on this shoot from fish to fowl. He will be attending the wrap party.
|September 20, 2010
Ken is beginning work on the Barry Levinson independent film, Isopod. He will be the animal wrangler and appear on camera as well.
Ken is staying very busy collecting sharks for aquariums.
|October 20, 2009
The summer season is officially over for Ken. He will be mostly doing video work and research planning.
|August 1, 2009
Ken is recovering from his stingray injury. He should be back in the water Monday pending doctor's orders. The mother stingray did pup. Ken has used the down time to do some down and dirty edits of some Shark Bites he shot on the day before his injury. Hopefully, he will be able to get back to filming. He has to get some more sharks ready to go to Guatemala next. So, we will see if he gets some more video shot.
|July 24, 2009
Ken got hit be a stingray today. He will be fine. The stingray was a gravid female and Ken was trying to prevent her from aborting her pups. Unfortunately, she was able to hit Ken after he freed her stinger from entanglement.
|June 18, 2009
Ken is having a great time collecting sharks for display. The season is great with an increase in Bonnethead Sharks due to the lack of dredging offshore in the spring. Ken is excited about the undisturbed migratory pattern this season for this species. He is out a lot by himself. So, there are no pictures at this time.
|April 22, 2009
Ken has completed some orders for sharks for aquaria and is preparing for the coming full season of collection in the Carolinas.
|March 15, 2009
Ken has returned from a trip to the Florida Keys, his home away from home. He was inspecting a possible holding facility for sharks. He also met with Aquarium owners from other countries as well as contacting aquariums in the US. He took a couple days to enjoy the wonderful fishing in the Keys. He loves the tropical fish and clear water. No diving on this trip, unfortunately for Ken.
|February 20, 2009
Ken has begun sampling for the 2009 shark season. He is working with the winter species and braving the freezing weather and the cold water of South Carolina. He has begun collecting for various orders.
|October 1, 2008
I just got back from the Bahamas on a commercial for
US Cellular phones shot by HLA Productions of NYC. I served as
wrangler and talent in the commercial. Simon, our director, was
well pleased with the shoot as was our producer, Ira Brooks. It
was a great shoot with lots of sharks. I will try and post the
commercial here when it is released. To see some of my photos from
the shoot, click here.
| September 29, 2008
The season is about over as early cold fronts have set in. It appears to be a cold and long winter coming. Let me know what sharks you need for 2009 now as I plan my schedule for next year.
I have had quite a few young people and adults contact me about how they can train and prepare to be a shark wrangler. Accordingly, I am offering introductory classes in wrangling. If you are interested, please, email me immediately as I need to make arrangements and schedule by June 17th. I am considering teaching other classes, but, if you are interested in more, list the topics in your email. If you represent any commercial operation or public aquarium, you must declare this to me before taking a class. Courses may be conducted in South Carolina and possibly Florida. If you need staff tr4ained for an institution or aquarium, I can travel to your facility.
Courses I am offering are
Shark Wrangling Basics: How to Survive your First Encounter
Shark Wrangling Intensive Program
Shark Handling for Aquariums
Courses I am considering are
Seamanship for Researchers
Shark Collection and Handling for Research and Tagging 1
I am working on one documentary about sharks and am considering an instructional video on shark wrangling. I hope to have at least one to release in 2009. If you are interested or have questions about distribution or would like to consider one of these for air by your network, please, contact me.
Information about Ken
Interviews and Tips
|More about the Shark Wrangler||Interview with the Wrangler|
|Shark species He has handled||A Warning on Sharks|
|The Shark Wrangler's Gear||Avoiding shark attack|
|The Shark Wrangler's Schedule||Handling Tips from the Shark Wrangler|
|Contact information for the Shark Wrangler||Ask the Shark Wrangler|
|ALL NEW...VIDEO CLIPS OF SHARKS|
|Shark Wrangling Training||What's New with the Shark Wrangler?|
|What does a producer get in the Shark Wrangler?|
|Shark Fishing and Kayak Tours with the Shark Wrangler|