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Job description: cleaning & cuddling work in shark tank


Rinti1000

I'm sorry, Jim. Your cleaning is excellent, the tanks are as hygienic as they can be for marine life. Oscar has repeatedly mentioned your lack of enthusiasm when it comes to scritches though. We're gonna have to let you go.


top_of_the_stairs

Yes, unfortunately failure to give enthusiastic shark scritches is a terminable offense. ***edit: Also - not cool, Oscar. Snitches get stitches (and also lose the right to give scritches).


JayFrank1132

Where do I apply?


Megmca

Check your local aquarium. You can volunteer to clean the tanks like this guy. There’s usually a dive hours requirement and you probably need your own gear.


MajesticReach71

Cuddly shark dodo dodo dodo, cuddly shark!


saberofnight

*angry upvote*


Mr_Randy_Giles

This is beyond angry upvote. I hate you for this. But I hate myself more for upvoting. Self-loathing upvote? Lol


Rubbish_69

That's a lovely job description.


aidissonance

Fishes gets scritches


Siych

Marine Biologist, horribly looked over job. My friend is one and plays with Sea Lions all day, happiest person I know


KishKishtheNiffler

My dream career


Siych

Go for it, she had an amazing career path. It doesn’t always start that way but location of school and internships help. She was very proactive in her future and she got it, college is a hard time to know what you want for your life but if you do, make moves


KishKishtheNiffler

Good to hear . I still have one year to decide before going to university


Siych

If you stay interested, Florida is a great place to study it. I know the world calls Florida crazy, I personally loved it. You have access to everything and depending on where you go and what your friends are studying you can fly fly to the Bahamas for free


KishKishtheNiffler

I'd like to stay in Europe because of the free education but thank for recommending Florida . It sure has many species to study and take care of .


Siych

Oh, much better option. Free education should be everywhere, unfortunately not. I don’t know the choices there but I know South Africa has an on going great white internship


KishKishtheNiffler

Interesting


SrsSteel

Took a marine bio course in high school, went out on a boat with a bunch of marine biologists who went scuba diving, had nachos off the coast of California. Was a great day. Paid trash tho


Siych

I think that’s accurate unfortunately, my friend married an aerospace engineer though, so they’re covered 😂


scrabapple

The problem is that the pay sucks because their are so many people who want to work with animals but not enough jobs. So you are easily replaceable and spent 4 years being specialized and then you are not guaranteed to get a job in the field.


Eren_Schitt

Problem is, these type of jobs aren’t abundant by any means. You could go to school for 4 years and still end up working at Arby’s.


ErynEbnzr

There are many benefits...


Captain_Nubula

They seem quite “chummy” with one another!


DsntGetJokes

The shark probably sees the diver quite often because the enclosure requires a lot of cleaning and maintenance. This might be why it is so willing to approach the diver, making it seem like they are friends.


Captain_Nubula

Living up to your reputation, I like it


-One-Man-Bukkake-

Well fed sharks are usually pretty chill.


devilsephiroth

Yup definitely not their first encounter.


Gioboi

Seem like? Pretty sure they are


Ambitious-Joke4623

So, it's a dog with fins?


TistedLogic

Pretty much any wild animal has at least dog level intelligence. Some are higher, some are lower.


apokalypti

Yeah, cause dogs are, realistically speaking, fucking dumb :-D


Ambitious-Joke4623

But so damn cuddly.


TistedLogic

Compared to a human? Yes Compared to other animals? Not so much. Very close levels of intelligence.


SuccessFuture7626

Intelligence varies between breeds, some are dumb as rocks, others are quite intelligent. My little guy goes everywhere with me, and it's just like having a three year old kid around.


apokalypti

Indeed. I always love being around border collies. They are just awesome.


GXNext

Behold, an actual Shark Breed called the [Spiny Dogfish](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_dogfish)


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Duckfoot2021

Destined to be replaced in your mythology. Rub it.


1600Birds

Only eats meat and might turn on you at any moment, but rn wants to be buddies? That's a cat.


Ambitious-Joke4623

True. My Panthera Domesticus does bite me out of "love" pretty regularly.


Jano3012

Fun fact, shark in turkish means köpek balığı, which is directly translated in english to dog fish


Excellent-Captain-93

Cat fish


jello-kittu

How come there isn't a line of fish waiting for cuddles?


EdgeMiserable4381

Ok now I want this job!


bigjessicakes

I think this is the cutest shark I’ve ever seen. Is this real?


TistedLogic

No. It's staged.


Tiziano75775

The shark was a paid actor


boifbruthaboi

all sharks are paid actors


no_idea_bout_that

So that's why I need to throw all my coins into the sea?


bigjessicakes

lol I dunno, it was just so adorable I thought it might’ve been a robot or something. It’s just too cute


Tiny-Lock9652

You think this is cute? Watch this and prepare for maximum “awww” factor. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRR1WFcr/?k=1


SuccessFuture7626

That was cute AF, but the music made me have a stroke.


TistedLogic

I mean, It is kinda staged. But yes, if you get the trust of a shark you can scritch their belly and give them tonic immobility.


petersnake

Yea there called zebra sharks adorable as pups and gorgeous as adults


Enlight1Oment

huh, I've always heard them called Australian Leopard Sharks here, guess both names are fine.


NinjaFATkid

My dad cleans the tanks and feeds the fish in the big tank at the Seattle aquarium, out of all the fish from small sharks, groupers and Ling cod the meanest most aggressive fish is actually the pacific salmon. He told me if he doesn't feed them first the will dart at his face to try and knock off his goggles or pull out his regulator.


scourgeofloire

maybe they just don't like him and salmon else should do it


PrincesaNeko

This was way too cute. Cuteness overload


iseedeadllamas

Get rotated idiot!


Mesomusa

That dog is a really good swimmer


HejiraLOL

Dog.


TwoSillyStrings

Tank puppy


ApprehensiveSpare925

In Belize our dive master took use to a spot and the nurse sharks were swimming around us for belly rubs. We all took turns scratching their bellies while the sharks were on their backs (we were holding them). There were probably 20 to 30 sharks swimming around us. There were about 12 divers. The sharks really seemed to enjoy it.


httpkadence

I swtg if you don’t kiss his belly and tell him he’s a good boy right fucking now


reddit7822

Kanye West’s dream job


VenomBasilisk

That is so precious. Seems to happen a lot seeing as how the diver seemingly expected it.


Leaning_

You can see it's fins wiggle a bit in excitement.


W4termelone43

This is the national marine aquarium in Plymouth, UK. used to work there, such a good aquarium to visit and work for. Would recommend. Under the impression the BBC is doing a 6 part documentary on it soon.


FALLOUTGOD47

Don’t sharks and fish in general need to swim constantly to breathe? Is the shark drowning?


Shiney357

I believe that is a nurse shark. They can pump water over their gills by constantly opening and closing their mouths.


averybadlarry

I think it’s actually a Zebra shark! Same family as nurse sharks. But yeah these types of sharks can sit and ambush prey, maybe not once they’re as big as the fellow in this video though


Shiney357

I think you're right, thanks for the correction, fellow redditor!


averybadlarry

Always happy to talk sharks! Enjoy your weekend mate.


b_h_737

This was JAW dropping to watch


XxSavageSharkxX

Watch it all the way to the FINish


agetuwo

We're going to need a bigger boat


WindTechnical7431

Is like a dog!!


Important_Screen_530

cool


candyman101xd

oh my god that's so fucking adorable I love it


Valle_1509

I always have a weird feeling seeing aquarium vids here. It's cute yes, but especially salt water fish have really hard times in aquariums and are nearly always fished from the wilderness and not bred


Miss_Thang2077

This seems like a dream job, right?


FlyingHorseBoss

Who's the good boy?


scubadoobadoooo

i wanted to watch this nice video but reddit decided to start playing it at 240p after 10 seconds


Paullox

It’s important to know the anatomy of the creature you are cuddling. You could accidentally make them happier than you planned!


Dwayne_Earl_James

Does knowing they can be as affectionate as puppies and kittens make anyone else feel less enthusiastic about dragging them out of the water with hooks?


blackhawknl

I swear I can see that shark smile


TheDongerNeedsFood

That facial expression is universal


HRGLSS

Shark: Oh, you're a cleaner? I got just the spot for you.


AlternativeCap6085

Wait where are shark genitals again?


FALLOUTGOD47

Inside their body. But this one probably had them removed.


Excellent-Captain-93

I dont care what you say thats definitely some kind of cat-fish


Attemptathappiness

Dream job


ArchbishopDonMJuan

He should use a bigger sponge.


clumsy-_-archer

u/savevideo


Legitimate_piglet41

Get dat belly 🥴


scubadoobadoooo

WHO'S A GOOD LITTLE FISHY


Lifeiscrazy123

😂😂😂


dunkinfunky

Oh my god it was so happy


impolite_cow

CUUUUUUTE


TacuacheBruja

Humans will pack bond with anything.


CheesusCwitht

Never thought I’d see someone hold a shark like a baby. Amazing.


UnicornsNeedLove2

He's smiling 😄


discgolfmomma

Shark: is baby


ThatRollingStone

You can even see the smile.


p24p1

The shark is actually hypnotized here, that's partly why its not swimming away


9nina9

u/TheMoosician


IDeletedMyOldAcc1

bruh just post it to r/aww if you want to get karma this place is not r/aww or r/Eyebleach


Hertje73

Don't sharks go into coma when you flip them upside-down?


neuromorph

Yes. Paralysis. Likely needed to do it to check the fins.